Upright, Colored, and Free
Mixed media on wood frame
190.5 x 137.2 x 25.4 cm / 75 x 54 x 10 in
Among Fruits (Big Shane and the Farmer)
Acrylic, wampum dust, and soil from the Parrish Art Museum grounds, a former potato field, on canvas, paper potato bags, and paper bags with archival prints on PVC marine vinyl mounted on
a handcrafted walnut awning structure with brass hooks and grommets
237.5 x 163.8 x 31.1 cm / 93 1/2 x 64 1/2 x 12 1/4 in
Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980, Houston TX; lives and works in Cambridge MA and New York NY) combines practices of painting, printmaking, and sculpture with archival research in areas of public infrastructure policy. The work interrogates intersections between formal languages of visual art and political languages that drive histories of segregation, voting rights, education, transportation, labor, and housing in the United States.
Solo exhibitions include ‘Brown II’ at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge MA; ‘The Land Claim’ at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill NY; and ‘Love Rollercoaster’ at The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH.
On View in New York
Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ is on view until 2 Apr 2022.
Portrait of Tomashi Jackson © Jessica Dalene, Courtesy The Watermill Center