Oliver Lee Jackson: Composed
Works from 1984 to 2016
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, March 19–June 4, 2017
560 S First Street (at Reed Street), San Jose, CA 95113
Information: 408-283-8155 www.sjica.org
Reception Sunday, March 19, 2pm - 4pm
Gallery talk - Sunday, April 9 - 3pm at SJICA -- $10 (RSVP 408-283-8155)
Oliver Jackson with Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Oliver Jackson is a master of painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. This exhibition presents a range of works spanning three decades of his artistic production. Jackson’s work is based in figuration, yet there is no narrative. Instead, he creates dynamic relationships— figures with figures, figures with the field — that are evocative and significant.
A constant shifting between field and figuration in his paintings, drawings, and prints creates a pulsating spatial effect, and a zone of feeling that provokes in the viewer a state of being. In any of his chosen media, Jackson’s images meet the viewer with an intensity that presses the physicality of visual experience. Jackson is much concerned with problems of essence and being, a deeply personal investigation through the process of making: making, that is, as experience.
On Sunday, April 9, Harry Cooper, Head and Curator of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, joins Oliver Jackson in a Gallery talk. For more information , call SJICA at 408-283-8155.
Oliver Jackson’s works are in museum collections across the U.S., including the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Oliver Jackson painting on exhibit at The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Oliver Jackson's Painting (5.21.95) is on exhibit in the atrium gallery of the newly redesigned East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, beginning in September 2016.