Jason Covert


This is a collection of pieces that do not fit tidily into a single body of work, however, some pieces are continuations on a singular theme.

Some works appear in private collections having never been publicly shown, while others have appeared only in group shows.

Click on each individual work to read more about its meaning and origins.

First shown at Gitler & _____ Gallery's "The OASIS" exhibit in November of 2016.

This piece is composed of layers of cut paper with a final application of 23K gold leaf.

THE OASIS was a group exhibition that paid homage to the Hamilton Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. The show comprised over two dozen invited artists who created one portrait apiece of a different renowned jazz musician, each of whom helped—in ways both direct and peripheral - shape the culture and history of this storied pocket of New York City.

Exhibiting artists included David Allen (Jelly Roll Morton), Jonathan Allen (Duke Ellington), Michael Anderson (John Coltrane), Carl E. Karni-Bain (Ornette Coleman), Noah Becker (Thelonious Monk), Maria Calandra (Bessie Smith), Jason Covert (Miles Davis), Peter Daverington (Sun Ra), Erik den Breejen (Nina Simone), Chambliss Giobbi (Eric Dolphy), Esteban Ocampo Giraldo (Willie "The Lion" Smith), Eric Hoffman (Fats Navarro), Kristian Glynn (Billie Holiday), Iliyan Ivanov (Freddie Hubbard), Manfred St Julien (Adelaide Hall), Boy Kong (Billy Strayhorn), Summer McClinton (Fats Waller), Jason McLean (Sonny Rollins), Nat Murray (Charles Mingus), N. Soala (Dizzy Gillespie), One-Sun (Count Basie), owvBICS (Cassandra Wilson), Guno Park (Wayne Shorter), Stefen Reed (Louis Armstrong), Tom Sanford (Charlie Parker), Aaron Skolnick (Sarah Vaughan), Erin Smith (Ella Jane Fitzgerald), Andre Trenier (Lena Horne), Eric White (Booker Little, Jr.), Aaron Zimmerman (Cab Calloway).

The press release from this show can be viewed here.

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Miles Davis, cut paper, acrylic paint, 23K gold leaf, 16x12"
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