Opening reception April 30th
Comprised of paintings, prints and works on paper, the new work of Frank Jackson explores abstract notions of how ones understanding of the landscape can be as much an emotional and intellectual space as it is physical. These works describe arcs between memory and experience, and using the general idea of “landscape” as a fulcrum, balance, shift, and focus the profound implications of small gestures in a tumultuous world. The works draw out paradoxical implications in form, and in how the color red specifically can simultaneously describe sweetness, decoration, joy, even, while also existing as the color of the visceral; fraught, vulgar, and sad.
Jackson lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts where he is a Faculty member of Buxton School, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Williams College. He graduated with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, received his MFA from the University of California at Davis, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. For more information about Frank Jackson click here