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Tomashi Jackson, Ecology of Fear (Abrams), Artwork

"Ecology of Fear (Abrams for Governor of Georgia) (Negro Women wait to congratulate LBJ)," 2020

Night Gallery is proud to announce the addition of Tomashi Jackson to our gallery roster. Jackson’s solo exhibition Forever My Lady opened in January, 2020 and she will present new work in Majeure Force, an upcoming exhibition commemorating Night Gallery’s ten year anniversary opening in June 2020. 

Tomashi Jackson’s multimedia practice places formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement. Drawing centrally from Josef Albers’ research on the relativity of color and the unconscious processes by which the brain organizes and reconciles information, Jackson’s work bridges gaps between geometric experimentation and the systematization of injustice, incorporating images hand-painted from photographs and found materials chosen for their relevance into formalist compositions. Though the works offer analysis at a sociological scale, they are also intimately defined by the artist’s personal experience, exploring the possibility of individual fulfillment within a ruthless structure.

Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston, Texas) grew up in Los Angeles, California. She was included in the Whitney Biennial 2019, and her first solo museum exhibition, Interstate Love Song, took place at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2018. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoCA Los Angeles, MASS MoCA, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans. Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She will have a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum during the summer of 2020. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum and MOCA Los Angeles. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; and Cooper Union, NY, and she has been a visiting artist at New York University. Jackson lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City.

Above: "Ecology of Fear (Abrams for Governor of Georgia) (Negro Women wait to congratulate LBJ)," 2020