CLARKE JACKSON: Artist Statement

The worlds I create are improbable, yet possible.The ocean-going barges I model and animate act as props and stage sets, as well as standing in for characters. An “unseen populace” heightens the work’s sense of mystery and danger, and renders the work timeless. The paradox is that it still references our current political and social climate.The scenes are created non-linearly, without a screenplay, a story, or any other roadmap. I do work from one notion to the next, from virtual set to virtual set, from scene to scene. Conceptually, the work unfolds in unforeseen ways, yet has its own internal logic.The work is labor intensive; a five minute animation can take ten to twelve months to create. I prefer to keep my work in the digital realm, not just for consistency, but as the best way to create and re-create reality.

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CLARKE JACKSON: Résumé 

STUDIO (NYC):  Clarke Jackson, 444 Broome St., #4W, New York, NY 10013

VOICE:  212.431.4672

E-MAIL:  clarke.jackson@verizon.net

WEB SITE:  www.clarkejackson.com

 

BORN:  Hampton, Virginia, 1954

EDUCATION:  B.F.A. in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1977

LIVES AND WORKS:  New York City from 1979 to present

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

·   2017   Petzel Gallery  New York, NY - “Can We Talk...”

·   2015   Open Studios  Brooklyn, NY - “Gowanus Art Walk”

·   2013   Sideshow Gallery  Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY - “Sideshow Nation”

·   2012   Brent's  Hampton, VA - “Monster Art Show”

·   2012   The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center  Hampton, VA - “Virginia Landscapes: Views of the Old Dominion”

·   2012   Jackson & Ryder Fine Arts  Hampton, VA - “Inaugural Group Show”

·   2008   Like the Spice Gallery  New York, NY - “After Everything: New Directions in Gay Art”

·   2007   Housatonic Museum of Art  Bridgeport, CT - “Lineal Investigations”

·   2007   Los Angeles Center for Digital Art  Los Angeles, CA - “Snap to Grid”

·   2007   Joe Bar  Seattle, WA - “Art Noir”

·   2006   M. W. Offit Gallery, Columbia University  New York, NY - “ART OBITUARIES: Chapter 1”

·   2006   Schwules Museum  Berlin, Germany - “My Gay Eye/Mein Schwules Auge 3”

·   2005   SICA  Long Branch, NJ - “Over the Top - Under the Rug”

·   2005   Broadway Gallery  New York, NY - “Funkadelicide”

·   2005   Muroff Kotler Visual Arts  Stone Ridge, NY - “Open Ends: The Narrative Impulse”

·   2005   A.I.R.  New York, NY - “Wish You Were Here IV”

·   2004   Artists Space  New York, NY - “Night of 1,000 Drawings”

·   2002   The Drawing Center  New York, NY - “25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition”

·   2000   The New York Lesbian and Gay Center   New York, NY - “Queer 2000”

·   1994   Sharadin Art Gallery   Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA - “Drawing 94, Explorations”

·   1988   North Hall Gallery   Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - “The Drawing Show”

·   1985   The Drawing Center   New York, NY - “Selections 30”

·   1983   P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art  Long Island City, New York “Special Projects”

·   1977   Anderson Gallery  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA - “Group Show”

·   1975   Chrysler Museum of Art  Norfolk, VA - “23rd Irene Leach Biennial Exhibition”

 

GALLERY:

·   2011/13  Jackson & Ryder Fine Arts  Hampton, VA - founder and curator

 

SELECT PERMENANT COLLECTIONS:

·   Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany

·   Chrysler Museum of Art  Norfolk, Virginia 

 

HONORS/AWARDS:

·   1975   Chrysler Museum of Art   Norfolk, Virginia Best in Show, “23rd Irene Leach Biennial Exhibition”

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

·   2006   Rinaldo Hopf  “My Gay Eye/Mein Schwules Auge 3” pages 156-157, 159-161, 292

·   2005/06   Valery Oisteanu  “Over the Top-Under the Rug; Group Show curated by D. Dominick Lombardi”

                       Dart INTERNATIONAL (Winter #17) pages 28-29,

·   2005   D. Dominick Lombardi  “Over the Top - Under the Rug” (press release) SICA

·   1985   Martha Beck  “Selections 30” (exhibition brochure) The Drawing Center

·   1983   Morris Yarowsky  “Some Notes on Virginia Artists in New York” Arts In Virginia pages 74-87

·   1978   Betty Dillon  “Decorating With an Artist’s Touch” Richmond pp 29-32

·   1975   Anne Noland  “Artist Sees Life’s Sunny Side” The Times-Herald

·   1975   Kynaston McShine  “23rd Biennial Exhibit” (exhibition brochure) The Chrysler Museum of Art

CLARKE JACKSON: CV

STUDIO (NYC): Clarke Jackson, 444 Broome St., #4W, New York, NY 10013
WEB SITE: www.clarkejackson.com
FACEBOOK: Clarke Jackson
VOICE: 212.431.4672
E-MAIL: clarke.jackson@verizon.net

BORN: Hampton, Virginia, 1954
EDUCATION: B.F.A. in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1977
LIVES AND WORKS: New York City From 1979 to Present

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

• 2015 Open Studios Brooklyn, NY - "Gowanus Open Studios"
• 2013 Sideshow Gallery Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY - “Sideshow Nation”
• 2012 Brent’s Hampton, VA - “Monster Art Show”
• 2012 The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center Hampton, VA - “Virginia Landscapes: Views of the Old Dominion”
• 2012 Jackson & Ryder Fine Arts Hampton, VA - “Inaugural Group Show”
• 2008 Like the Spice Gallery New York, NY - “After Everything: Gay Directions in New Art”
• 2007 Housatonic Museum of Art Bridgeport, CT - “Lineal Investigations”
• 2007 Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Los Angeles, CA - “Snap to Grid”
• 2007 Joe Bar Seattle, WA - “Art Noir”
• 2006 M. W. Offit Gallery, Columbia University New York, NY - “ART OBITUARIES: Chapter 1”
• 2006 Schwules Museum Berlin, Germany - “My Gay Eye/Mein Schwules Auge 3”
• 2005 SICA Long Branch, NJ - “Over the Top - Under the Rug”
• 2005 Broadway Gallery New York, NY - “Funkadelicide”
• 2005 Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Stone Ridge, NY - “Open Ends: The Narrative Impulse”
• 2005 Robert Miller Gallery New York, NY - “Postcards from the Edge”
• 2005 A.I.R. New York, NY - “Wish You Were Here IV”
• 2004 Brent Sikkema New York, NY - “Seventh Annual Postcards From the Edge”
• 2004 Artists Space New York, NY - “Night of 1,000 Drawings”
• 2003 Galerie Lelong New York, NY - “Postcards from the Edge”
• 2003 Artists Space New York, NY - “Night of 1,000 Drawings”
• 2002 Sperone Westwater New York, NY - “Postcards from the Edge: A Visual AIDS Benefit”
• 2002 The Drawing Center New York, NY - “25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Exhibition”
• 2000 The New York Lesbian and Gay Center New York, NY - “Queer 2000”
• 1994 Sharadin Art Gallery Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA - “Drawing 94, Explorations”
• 1988 North Hall Gallery Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - “The Drawing Show”
• 1985 The Drawing Center New York, NY - “Selections 30”
• 1983 P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art Long Island City, New York “Special Projects”
• 1977 Anderson Gallery Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA - “Group Show”
• 1975 Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk, VA - “23rd Irene Leach Biennial Exhibition”

WEB:
• 2006 Art Obituaries www.artobituaries.org
• 2006 re-title www.re-title.com
• 2006 Artists Space www.artistsspace.org

PUBLIC/PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
• Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany
• Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk, Virginia

HONORS/AWARDS:
• 1975 Chrysler Museum of Art Norfolk, Virginia Best in Show, “23rd Irene Leach Biennial Exhibition”

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
• 2006 Rinaldo Hopf “My Gay Eye/Mein Schwules Auge 3” pages 156-157, 159-161, 292
• 2005/06 Valery Oisteanu “Over the Top-Under the Rug; Group Show curated by D. Dominick Lombardi”
Dart INTERNATIONAL (Winter #17) pages 28-29,
• 2005 D. Dominick Lombardi “Over the Top - Under the Rug” (press release) SICA
• 1985 Martha Beck “Selections 30” (exhibition brochure) The Drawing Center
• 1983 Morris Yarowsky “Some Notes on Virginia Artists in New York” Arts In Virginia pages 74-87
• 1978 Betty Dillon “Decorating With an Artist’s Touch” Richmond pp 29-32
• 1975 F. D. Cossitt "Tidewater Show Different Quality" The Virginian-Pilot page C7
• 1975 Anne Noland “Artist Sees Life’s Sunny Side” The Times-Herald
• 1975 Kynaston McShine “23rd Biennial Exhibit” (exhibition brochure) The Chrysler Museum of Art


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