"Demarrio & Blue" - Newnan Boys & Girls Club

This door was inspired by Demarrio H. and created by Jason Kofke. Learn more and vote for this door below. Go back to the gallery to view others.

Demarrio & Blue

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Demarrio & Blue

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Artist: Jason Kofke

Jason Kofke understands a culture by images of what has been abandoned, discarded, or abrogated. He uses art as salvage ethnography to attribute meaning to events of the past. His projects empathize with communal historical experiences and attempt to make sense of the present through a re-exploration of a common history.

Kofke is a recipient of a 2011 Artadia Grant and a 2009 Idea Capital Grant. He has been awarded residencies at The Arctic Circle Project in Svalbard, Norway, Milkwood Residency in the Czech Republic, ARCUS Project in Japan, Odysseys Residency in Costa Rica, Long Stories Project in Perm, Russia, Living Walls Conference in Atlanta,China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, and the Elizabeth Foundation in New York City.

Kofke’s work has been exhibited at the A4 Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia, the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Jack the Pelican Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC, FLUX projects in Atlanta, Kai Lin Gallery in Atlanta, The Elizabeth Foundation in NYC and Fuse Gallery, NYC.  The Gallery of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, Arthouse Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC, Artspace Gallery in Richmond and RED Gallery in Savannah. He earned his BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2008 from Savannah College of Art and Design.  Kofke's studio is based in Atlanta, USA, but he travels frequently in overseas residency programs and arts projects.

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Demarrio H.

Inspiration:
Demarrio H.

Demarrio Houston is the Health & P.E. Instructor at the Newnan/Coweta Club.  He says that the best part of BGCMA is that it provides exposure to a different lifestyle for kids that may not have access to getting tutored, playing sports, or learning fine arts.  He grew up in the same neighborhood as the club and enjoys being a role model that is doing something positive and constructive with his life.  To him, the best part of his job is building a relationship with the kids and giving them the confidence to believe that anything is possible.