Laura Dean | Garden Hose 2013 | 24"36" | Archival Pigment Print
Jody Fausett, born in Dawsonville, Georgia, studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta and later moved to New York where worked in fashion and portrait photography. In 2004, he returned to Georgia to focus on his personal art. His unique version of Southern surrealism has made him one of the most consistently fascinating Atlanta photographers over the past decade. His work has been widely exhibited and published including ArtPapers, Slate, BurnAway, ArtsATL, and The Chattahoochee Review. Oxford American has picked him for one of the top “New Superstars of Southern Art” and Museum of Contemporary Art of GA recognized him as a Rising Star of the GA Art Scene."
"My work deals with human vulnerability, the self-construction of facades, the rites of ownership, and the creation of personal icons that represents who we are. We look at the world as I see it, a series of stages created by all humanity in the common walk of life to mark occasions or simply to define us. In the privacy of our homes, we rewrite the confusion that is our secret existence and emerge each day reborn. For instant we are the best that we can be, and from that instant our devolution begins. My ideas are a collision of interests: these encounters unfold quietly and we are laced with the fantastic, a kind of fantastic that deals with personal identity and that overcomes struggle. Subjects are restless with the elements of the unexpected, but there is elegance with that risk."