Sand Dream The World Looks Different Through the Cross Hairs
2024
aqua-resin
6 x 6 x 2.5 inches

scan of my dental impressions, 3D printed beetle and cross stamped pennies cast in aqua-resin 

Munitions, 9mm and .45 ACP Carbohydrates
oats, corn, rice, resin, bullets
Bit Corn
epoxy resin, dried corn, pigments
16 x 8 x 6inches

casts of fracking drill bits, two in edition of six

Potlatch
tobacco, r/c helicopter, wax, oil clay, aluminum
Jonathan Durham, installation in the group exhibition Amalgamation, Art Museum of South Texas
Oct 27, 2023 – Jan 8, 2024
aqua-resin, color video, digital animations, AI generated text, cast aluminum

from left

Propane Amphora, 2023

aqua-resin

20 x 16 x 12 inches

On A Mesa, 2023

color video, 3D animations, AI generated text

13 min loop

Amyloid Dream, 2023

cast aluminum from 3D prints

37 x 28 x 14 inches


Mechanics of Flesh, 2023

aqua-resin

23 x 31 x 18 inches


Mechanics of Flesh
2023
aqua-resin
23 x 31 x 18 inches

Molded and cast car parts from a Nissan Sentra air conditioning panel fused with a human knee. When casting the knee I sculpted features into the mold to resemble the directional channels of the air conditioning panel.

On A Mesa
2023
color video, 3D animations, AI generated text
13 min loop

performers: Jonathan Durham, Suzanne Kite, Robbie Wing, Zacry Spears

video link

https://vimeo.com/890035098

Propane (Amphora)
2023
Aqua-resin
20 x 16 x 13 inches

In this work I sculpted features like a setting sun and spikes inspired by trilobite fossils directly onto a steel propane tank. Then I made rigid sectional casts from the tank and fused them together to form a broken relic. Aqua-resin is a plastic infused gypsum material that has the surface quality of sandstone in its unpainted state.


Propane Amphora
2023
aqua-resin
20 x 16 x 13 inches
On A Mesa
2023
color video, 3D animations, AI generated text
13 min loop

performers: Jonathan Durham, Suzanne Kite, Robbie Wing, Zacry Spears

video link

https://vimeo.com/890035098

Amyloid Dreams
2023
cast aluminum from lost PLA 3D prints
Diffuser
2018
epoxy resin, nylon stocking
13 x 6 x 7 inches
Jonathan Durham: Horizontal Assets, solo exhibition
2021
TAF Flagship Tulsa, OK

Foreground: Just Make Cookies, 2020 tractor trailer 5th wheel, custom propane burner, cookie dough, artificial sweeteners

link for Just Make Cookies performance


Video: Bama Boy, 2021 color video and digital animations 8min 31sec 

link for Bama Boy video

Just Make Cookies
2021
tractor trailer 5th wheel, custom propane burner, cookie dough, chocolate, artificial sweeteners
92x49x31inches

This sculpture was inspired by activists in Tulsa, OK who

were told by a local petrochemical representative to “just bake cookies” to hide the smell of noxious gases the factory was illegally venting into

their neighborhood. 

Just Make Cookies
2021
live performance, Nov 16 2021, TAF Flagship Tulsa, OK

performance actions included baking a chocolate chip cookie on a tractor trailer 5th wheel coupler, dancing with police batons and creating an incense sculpture infused with used motor oil inside scent diffusers and soaked into blank incense sticks. video performance documentation

Just Make Cookies
2021
performance
Bama Boy
2021
color video and digital animations
8min 31 sec
Horizontal Assets (installation), 2021
foreground
ConMe
cast flexible foam, thermoplastic, metallic pigments
ConMe
2021
cast flexible foam, thermoplastic, metallic pigments
78 x 89 x 16 inches
ConMe (detail)
2021
cast foam, metallic pigments, thermoplastic
78 x 89 x 16 inches
Complacency and Spice
2021
epoxy, paint, mace pepper spray
8 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Complacency and Spice
2021
epoxy, paint, mace pepper spray
8 x 2.5 x 10 inches
Potlatch II
tobacco, ski, binding, shredded tires, aluminum, thermoplastic
Slicer, ConMe, Shared Attributes
2021
aqua-resin, silicone, PVC, cast iron
Slicer
2021
aqua resin, PVC
46 x 48 x 35 inches
ConMe II
2021
PVC, silicone, aqua resin
37 x 31 x 27 inches

mold of a 5th wheel tractor trailer coupler

ConMe II
2021
PVC, silicone, aqua resin
37 x 31 x 27 inches

mold of a 5th wheel tractor trailer coupler

Shared Attributes
2021
cast iron
13 x 4 x 6inches
Double Fake (Burden of Proof)
2021
decommissioned fracking drill bit and cast replica in pillow soft foam with metal pigments
14 x 7 x 8 inches
Mother Earth
2020
split mold of fracking drill bit (silicone, aqua-resin, bentonite clay)
16 x 8 x 25 inches
Mother Earth
2020
split mold of fracking drill bit (silicone, aqua-resin, clay)
16 x 8 x 25 inches
Body War
2020
aqua resin, silicone, cast foam, metallic pigments
42 x 37 x 14 inches
Horizontal Assets
2021
solo exhibition
TAF Flagship, Tulsa Ok

installation view *sounds of wolves howling and my mother (who has Alzheimer’s) whispering through an adaptable PVC system connecting the sculptures along the gallery wall. The audio leaks out of breaches in the pipes. video/audio link

Horizontal Assets
2021
PVC, audio, baseball helmet, bullets, resin, epoxy, police batons
dimensions variable

installation view *sounds of wolves howling and my mother (who has Alzheimer’s) whispering through an adaptable PVC system connecting the sculptures along the gallery wall. The audio leaks out of breaches in the pipes. video/audio link

Horizontal Assets
2021
baseball helmet, bullets, resin, oil clay, audio, PVC
Horizontal Assets
2021
PVC, audio, epoxy, steel, paint
variable
Permian Heroes Wet Behind the Ears
2021
aqua-resin, PVC
Permian Hero Wet Behind The Ears
2021
aqua-resin, PVC
Permian Hero Wet Behind The Ears
2021
aqua-resiin, PVC
36 x 31 x 21inches
Horizontal Assets
2021
resin cast police batons, baseball helmet, bullets, PVC, audio
Horizontal Assets
2021
resin cast police batons, baseball helmet, bullets, PVC, audio
Horizontal Assets (detail)
2021
resin cast police baton, baseball helmet, bullets, PVC, audio
+ Dance + Strategic Air Command
2019
helicopter cockpit, dance lasers, video projections
installation @ Jule Collins Smith Museum
Systems Over
2018
PVC, plaster, vinyl decal
38 x 12 x 22 inches
Systems Over
2018
PVC, plaster, vinyl decal
38 x 12 x 22 inches
Systems Over (virtual model)
2020
3D model in Virtual Anderson Gallery, VCU SECAC 2020
Crash & Burrow
2011
helicopter wreckage, hay, grass, live rabbits
32 x 12 x 15 feet
Crash & Burrow
2011
helicopter wreckage, hay, grass, live rabbits
32 x 12 x 15 feet
Nazarene Smoking School
church pew, tobacco, cigar cutter
Nazarene Smoking School
wood, church pew, tobacco, cigar cutter, paint
Now On Video
2017
flatscreen TV mount, police baton
Now On Video
2017
TV mount, expandable police baton
dimensions variable
Now On Video
2017
TV mounts, expandable police patons
dimensions variable
Just Make Cookies
2021
live performance
Just Make Cookies
2021
performance
Just Make Cookies
2019-On Going
tractor trailer 5th wheel, cookie dough, artificial sweeteners, propane heat
dimensions variable
Just Make Cookies
2019-On Going
tractor trailer 5th wheel, cookie dough, artificial sweeteners, propane heat
dimensions variable