Phylogeny Contemporary’s intention is to make a relationship with its community that contributes and gives people a sense of belonging. Being a force for good, along with its past philanthropic events, translates to the gallery picking artist as role models.
Phylogeny Contemporary explores relevant topics facing humanity presented in an atmosphere of technical excellence utilizes humor, authenticity, originality, maintaining an intention an enlightened impact on society. This imperfect work is our ongoing practice.
Boechler is a contemporary visual artist working with scent in his practice as a means to emphasize the important and formative roles that scent plays in the lives of individuals. His current body of work pairs custom designed scents, ranging from lemongrass to burnt rubber, alongside the original oil paintings that they inspired. This olfactory outlet presents a multi-faceted viewing experience, allowing for the continued exploration of the ties that exist between two-dimensional art and scent influence on the individual. Using traditional methods in sharp contemporary context, Boechler's paintings confront themes such as mental illness and loneliness with an often subtle execution, resulting in works depicting circumstances that are at once banal and dramatic. Boechler exhibits internationally, most recently presenting as the youngest artist at NordArt in Germany.
The solo exhibition “On a Tipped Chair” marks the debut introduction of Boechler’s olfactory body of work. It is the first time that both the included oil paintings and their companion scents are being presented to the public as a collection. Using traditional methods in contemporary context, “On a Tipped Chair” explores the relationship of two-dimensional art and scent influence on the individual. The work within the exhibit confronts the exploration of mental illness and loneliness, emphasizing the importance and perhaps even formative roles these experiences have in our lives. Boechler's practice is heavily influenced by scent. “On a Tipped Chair” encompasses Boechler's most recent body of work and pairs custom-designed scents alongside the original oil paintings they inspired. The work is the result of an experimental process that allowed the artist to be guided by scent exposure. The scents within the exhibit represent direct experiences of the artist. They contain smells from memories that have directly influenced the outcome of the individual works, ranging from notes of lemongrass to black tar, providing insight into the most personal aspects of Boechler’s practice. The exhibit titled “On a Tipped Chair” references the artist’s personal relationship with anxiety and uses the experience of sitting on an unbalanced chair to draw an unusual comparison between these states of unrest. The works within the exhibit explore the process of living and creating on this precipice and present a question that many artists find themselves having to consider on a daily basis: How do I maintain the balance necessary to productively pursue a craft that is inherently free and unrestricted in nature? The exhibit has been produced in collaboration with the House of Cherry Bomb Perfumery, based out of Brooklyn, New York, who have exclusively crafted the custom designed scents that accompany the works.
Jared qualifies as a young role model for Phylogeny Contemporary because of self-didactic hyper-realism coupled with thoughtful, poetic offering to assist wakening of memory or repressed emotion. His partnership with House of Cherry Bomb: exemplifies innovation and excellence in collaboration. This prestigious artisanal Brooklyn based perfume house construct aromatic artworks.
"House of Cherry Bomb was thrilled to be a part of Jared Boechler’s extraordinary exhibition, creating fragrances for the provocative, haunting selection of paintings in February 2018 at the Sheen Center in Soho, NYC.
Six scents were created for each painting, embracing the conceptual aspects of the works, with accords like motor oil, burning car, summer night, mother’s fur , sauna , and sweat, and nail polish all singing in harmony and discord throughout this immersive, olfactive experience.
On a Tipped Chair is a traveling exhibition, next slated to be presented in Seattle in summer of 2018."
Boechler's painting “Do Never” has been shortlisted for The Indigenous Awards, the awards are intended to recognize emerging and established Indigenous artists working in traditional or contemporary practices. Jared was the youngest artist to exhibit in a prestigious art fair in Germany.
Jared Boechler Is also currently shortlisted for the Gamma Young Artist Competition based out of Japan and co-partnered with Keio University (Japan), Vienna University and University of London.
2009-2011 Apprenticeship: Visual Artist Jessica Edwards
2016 Assistant to Director,
New York Artists Equity Association, New York, New York
2012-13 Glass Artisan,
Castle Designer Glass, Saskatoon, Canada
2018 Group Exhibition, Brutal Beauty, Lexington Art League
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
2018 Solo Exhibition, On a Tipped Chair
Sheen Centre for Thought & Culture
New York, New York, United States
2015 NordArt 2015 at Kunstwerk Carlshutte Art Center
2015 Group Exhibition - Brushed with Reality, Porter Contemporary
Brooklyn, New York, United States
2014 Group Exhibition - Shadow Odyssey, Mahlstedt Gallery
Westchester County, New York, United States
2014 Group Exhibition - Only New Art, Project Gallery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2013 Group Exhibition - Twisted Exhibit, Project Gallery
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2012 Group Exhibition - Pomegranate Gallery
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Awards, Fellowships, Grants
2017 Event Travel Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
2017 Artist in Residence, Burren College of Art
2017 Visual Art Fellowship, Serlachius Museot
2017 Artist in Residence, Leveld Kunstnartun Art Center
2016 Visual Art Fellowship, Sheen Centre for Thought & Culture
New York, New York, United States
2015 Culture on the Go Travel Grant, Creative Saskatchewan
2013 Arts Finalist, Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2018 Scratch-N-Sniff, Artist Pairs Paintings and Perfumes, Bedford + Bowery
2018 Jared Boechler: Art That You Can Smell, Times Square Chronicle
2017 Profile : Jared Boechler, The Gathered Gallery
2017 Average Art Magazine UK January Edition, Average Art Publication
2015 NordArt 2015 Exhibition Catalogue, Kunstwerk Carlshutte
2015 Studio Visit Magazine Volume 28, Open Studio Press