Exhibit opens Nov.15 - Dec. 20, 2007 in Lois Bing-Davis Gallery
FAYETTE, Iowa (November 6, 2007) - The Art Department at Upper Iowa University will exhibit the paintings of Jed Jackson in its Lois Bing Davis Gallery in the Edgar Fine Arts Building on the Fayette Campus. "Un certains pain et sel" will open on Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 20, 2007. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Nov.15 at 3:30 p.m. with a gallery talk scheduled for 4:00 p.m. that same afternoon. Gallery Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.
Jed Jackson is an artist, educator, lecturer, author and professor of art at the University of Memphis. He will exhibit gouaches (opaque watercolor) and oil paintings that traffic in ideas from politics to social culture, and from the serious to the not so serious.
"I like art that has a social purpose other than decoration of upscale homes, though I am certainly interested in that when it is well done, which is rare," stated Jackson. "All art is political. All human action is inherently political. Political art is evidence of the cultural effect of political decisions on individuals and groups."
"The show is titled, Un certains pain et sel, which is the French translation for Some bread and salt," stated John Siblik, assistant professor of art and director of the Bing Davis Gallery. "I see Jed's work as intellectual substance, food for the mind. Salt can be either welcome or unwelcome, depending on the circumstance. Salt can enhance flavor, or when poured into a wound, make that affliction painfully apparent. Either way, Jed's work focuses our attention, whether savory or foul, on those aspects of culture worthy of consideration. We are most pleased to bring an artist of Jed's stature to our campus and exhibit his paintings in our gallery."
Jackson's paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums from New York to London to Miami and across the Midwest, with upcoming exhibitions in Prague and Chicago this spring. Jackson is a member of the Board of Directors for both the University of Memphis Art Museum and Art Today. He is also on the contemporary arts advisory panel for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and has a book, Art: A Comparative Study, is in its second edition.
For more information about the exhibit, please contact John Siblik at 563-425-5241 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Upper Iowa University's art degree or other programs, go to www.uiu.edu.