Sponsored by Visual and Performing Arts
Jed Jackson's “Who Do You Trust” will be on display in Preus Library from February 3 to March 15.
Jed Jackson received his BFA from Memphis College of Art in Tennessee in 1977, and his MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1980. He has taught art course at the university and college level for 35 years and is currently professor of painting at the University of Memphis, where he also chaired the art department from 1999-2006.
His work has been widely exhibited both here and abroad, and it can be found in several public collections, including the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, the Indiana State University Art Museum, and the New York Academy of Art, to name only a few. He has also been the subject of numerous articles in publications such as the New Art Examiner, Vanity Fair, Arts Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and New American Paintings.
Jackson says of his work: “My gouache [opaque watercolor] paintings originate in a phrase or idea [that is] translated into a design linking image and text to create an often biting or humorous commentary.” The pieces currently on display were selected by Jackson in response to the phrase, “Who Do You Trust,” a topic that has been explored in a variety of ways at Luther College during the 2016-17 academic year.
Questions? Contact David Kamm, 563-387-1665