THE DEMOLITION DERBY
Jason Sauer celebrates his 22nd Demolition Derby at The Great Stoneboro Fair!
This year he will be smashing his Pittsburgh Art Car in to other cars
Saturday September 5th 2015 at 7pm. Stoneboro Fair, 2381 Mercer Road, Stoneboro, PA 16153
THE GREAT STONEBORO FAIR !
“Always On Labor Day”
“A Family Tradition For 148 Years”
Ticket Information – Pay One Price
$10.00 Gate Admission Fee (2 years and older) on Saturday, September 5, 2015
Admission Includes The Following: Parking
Grandstand Seating For All Shows (seats are on a “first come basis” – No Reserve Seating)
Midway Rides – Saturday – Noon – 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm – 11:00pm
Jason Sauer uses the demolition derby as his slice of the American Dream, driven by his lifelong fascination and participation in this Appalachian folk tradition.
The entire process is a form of art for him. Once a year, since 1995, Sauer has chosen a car, made it a work of art, and then participated in the Demolition Derby at the Great Stoneboro Fair, in Western PA. Sauer personally drives the painted car in each derby, smashing it, and then use it’s pieces in other works that usually center on “Love letters from home”. His time in the Army gave him a new sentiment of on home. Military, prisoners, and travelers all seem to have a snap shot of love, life, and family in their minds, romanticizing those elements that are just out of their grasp. Sauer tries to capture this struggle and ideal in his art pieces. He examines the ideas of love and death, using an American icon, the car, as a surrogate.
A reminder of death is a reminder of love.