|U of M Art Professor's Paintings Go on Display in France and Nashville
For release: Dec. 2, 2006
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Paintings by Jed Jackson, professor and chairman of the Art Department at the University of Memphis, will be in two exhibits – on two continents – this month and early January 2007.
The Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) Gallery in Nashville is hosting an exhibit by Jackson and Michelle Anderson, this year’s two TAC fellowship recipients. The seven pieces by Jackson, which include oils and gouaches, will be on display through January 5. The $5,000 TAC grant recognizes exemplary work in the visual arts.
“Cross-Talk: Recent Paintings by Jed Jackson,” will be on exhibit at the Institut Franco Américain in Rennes, France, December 5-22. The works are mostly gouaches and prints.
Jackson often gleans ideas from magazines, literature, movies, and other cultural sources. He cites Mark Twain and director Stanley Kubrick as inspirations. Jackson incorporates these images and ideas with a keen sense of color to create paintings that are simultaneously aesthetically dynamic and rich in content.
A graduate of the Memphis College of Art, Jackson earned his MFA from Cornell University.
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