Thursday, 5 March 2009

Jo Jackson

Jo Jackson (b. 1972) lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Jo Jackson is well known for her paintings, animations and sculptures dominated by recurring provocative images which have included bleeding skulls, silhouettes of the United States, nuclear explosions, animals, and couples copulating. Her distinct use of over saturated hues of pink, turquoise and purple heighten her loaded repetitive symbology. Jackson’s often serious and dark subject matter, which traverses the political, personal and social plain, becomes easily digested with a saccharine palette.

Jo Jackson’s latest body of work titled Victory Over the Sun, includes a new collection of imagery infiltrating her paintings as well as a 16mm film. Representations of Yves Klein’s “living brushes” and the tragedy linked to this work concerning Klein’s early death mingle with repetitive images of old skeleton keys, pocket watches, and scattered playing cards addressing the unknown factors of chance and mystery. Dying glaciers also appear as a dark metaphor of a powerful yet fragile mass that is slowly melting away. All of Jackson’s personal mythic imagery is still portrayed in her signature hyper-saturated color-scheme though now the majority of the works are on a black ground leading one to consider that perhaps Jackson’s story is a bit more urgent this time around.(Kavi Gupta Gallery)

+Kavi Gupta Gallery

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