Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Matthew Day Jackson at the BBOX tonight!

Maryland College Institute of Art Presents:
Thursday Sept 22, 7:00 PM @ the BBOX

Matthew Day Jackson’s art, which manifests as sculptures, constructed paintings, objects, books, and videos, considers the evolution of human thought, the fatal attraction of the frontier and the faith man places in technological advancement. His work embraces the atavistic/primitive and newfangled, the authentic and fabricated, the self-mythologizing and art historical in its analysis of the American Dream and its failed utopia.

Born in 1974 in Panorama City, CA, Matthew Day Jackson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Jackson first gained art world attention through his entry in the 2005 exhibition Greater New York at P.S.1 in New York City. His work, Sepulcher (2004), was a Viking burial ship with sails made from the artist's punk rock T-shirts stitched into a giant, Mondrian-like painting. For the 2005 Whitney Biennial of American Art, Jackson contributed Chariot, The Day After the End of Days (2005-2006), a pioneer covered wagon floating above a bed of fluorescent tubes. Since then he has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe and China, and his work is included in many collections.

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