Jason DeMarte is currently a tenured professor of photography at Eastern Michigan University. He received his B.F.A. in Photography from Colorado State University and his M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Oregon. DeMarte is represented by Rule Gallery in Denver, CO, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and museums.
All That Glitters belongs to the series called Sightings. In Sightings, Jason explores American modes of representing the natural world through events and objects that have been fabricated or taken out of context. This unnatural experience of the so-called “natural” world is reflected in the way we, as modern consumers, ingest products. What becomes clear is that the closer we come to mimicking the natural world, the further away we separate ourselves from it.