Carl Jackson

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Much of my work is reaction to accidents which I initially create on the surface. Sometimes multiple layers are sanded to create an unpredictable starting point. I attempt to achieve a semi-lucid state to tap into subconscious association. I pick a light source direction and begin to refine selected parts of the surface, constantly rotating the canvas until a theme suggests itself. I then elaborate on the theme. Sometimes imagery coalesces immediately other times I may put the work aside for months or years. All of my work derives from my attitudes about a troubled World and attempts to explicate them. I allow my subconscious to do the search.

I was born in 1942 in Columbus Ohio and now live in Port Townsend, WA. I studied art at Rhode Island School of Design.
I have had a number of one person shows, including The Addison Gallery of American Art and the University of Oregon Art Museum. My work is included in a number of public collections including Rutgers University, The Brooklyn Museum, The Addison Gallery of American Art and the Boston Public library. I have won numerous awards including two Smithsonian Institution SITES traveling exhibits and a Millay Colony residency.

Large, contemporary, acrylic, abstract, semi abstract, graphite, mixed media, pastel, collage, biomorphic abstraction

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