*°* Jon Horvath - Wide Eyed °*°

Jon Horvath is an artist and educator residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries including: The Print Center (Philadelphia), Macy Gallery at Columbia University (New York), and IHC Platform Gallery at UC-Santa Barbara. Horvath was a finalist for the The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's 2009 and 2010 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellowship. In 2010, Horvath was the recipient of the Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award.  In 2011, he was named a US Flash Forward winner by The Magenta Foundation.  Horvath currently teaches at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Wide Eyed departs from a reactionary response to my surroundings, grounded in a sense of wonder and awe. It is approached with the spirit of the wanderer and emphasizes democracy within the project structure. Wide Eyed persists as the undercurrent of my entire photographic process, bridging the gaps between more pointed investigations. As a result, this project avoids specificity in content and conceptual motivations. Rather, it functions more analogously to an archive, a database, a repository for meditations, glimpses and passing thoughts about my relationship to anything I may encounter. Wide Eyed is intended to be a breathing body of images; a space to bounce and veer and double back while maintaining the sensation of being in a place of familiarity without specificity.

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