New York sculptor to show works at Linfield

Jackson also will speak at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the gallery on the south part of the Linfield College campus. The exhibit continues through May 11.

Jackson, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, explores themes of death and transformation. She focuses on natural processes of decay and destruction, particularly when they come in conflict with human systems.

Jackson has been known to re-appropriate imagery from horror films, particularly the moment of transformation when a human becomes a beast. She said the imagery creates irony and tension, especially when produced in clay, a medium with historical ties to comfort and beauty.

“In my work, the human or animal figure is used as a point of departure,” she added.

Jackson’s art has been exhibited in galleries throughout the world. She has served as resident artist at the Ceramic Center of Berlin; the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China; and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland

She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now serves as assistant professor of ceramics at the State University of New York in Oswego, New York.

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