Art Dept. | Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Alex Jackson

Alex Jackson

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Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L160
@ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Alex Jackson plays with the foundation of human perception by challenging viewers to suspend their historical understanding of painting and actively participate in new explorations of color and meaning. Jackson’s practice includes the use of the grid and the color wheel, commenting on how artists are encouraged to perceive and break-down the world into empirical measurements such as color, shape, and line. In turn, Jackson simultaneously confronts society’s infatuation in the categorization of an individual’s race, gender, and sexuality. A lexicon of characters, objects and spaces reoccur throughout his paintings, collapsing timeframes of the past, present and future.
Spring 2024 Visiting Artist Colloquium
Wednesdays @ 5:00–6:15pm | Elvehjem L160 | Online at Zoom:
The Art Department Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. Visiting Artist lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.