Frank Jackson Exhibit Opens in W&L’s Staniar Gallery

Serpentine, 2013, 11"h x 7.5"w, gouache, egg tempera, acrylic, enamel, graphite

"Serpentine," 2013, 11"h x 7.5"w, gouache, egg tempera, acrylic, enamel, graphite

"Echo and Silt," recent paintings, prints and drawings by New England artist Frank Jackson, will be on view in Staniar Gallery from Nov. 5 through Dec. 10. Jackson will give a public lecture at the exhibit opening on November 5. The artist's talk, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Concert Hall, will be followed by a reception in Lykes Atrium, adjacent to Staniar Gallery.

Jackson's recent work includes raw, heavily pigmented paintings that revolve around the materiality of his materials, to delicate works on paper that suggest maps of imagined terrains. In this exhibition, Jackson addresses the question of what constitutes a landscape by describing certain sites as an emotional and intellectual state created by memory as much as a physical place to be experienced.

Jackson holds an MFA from the University of California at Davis and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught at Williams College and Rhode Island School of Design. Recent exhibition venues include The Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, Mass.), The Albany, N.Y., International Airport and The Tang Museum (Skidmore, N.Y.). Jackson lives and works in Williamstown, Mass.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.

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