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Tomashi Jackson in her studio, 2019. Photographer: Christopher Gregory


Corinne Erni in Conversation with 2020 Platform Artist Tomashi Jackson

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 12, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, and 2020 Platform artist Tomashi Jackson for a live-stream talk to discuss The Land Claim, Jackson’s project that focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Latinx, Black, and Indigenous families on the East End of Long Island. The Land Claim will be rolled out in phases over the next 12 months, beginning with a series of talks throughout the summer with the community advocates and historians interviewed by the artist earlier this year. The project culminates in an exhibition of new paintings and installation at the Parrish, slated for summer, 2021.

In her multimedia practice, Jackson places formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement. For Platform, the artist delves into issues that have consistently linked past and present communities of color on the East End of Long Island: housing, transportation, livelihood in relation to migration and agriculture. To create her multilayered Platform project, Jackson will continue the research she began in January,  interviewing leaders of community organizations including Organización Latino-Americana (OLA) of Eastern Long Island, the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, and the Shinnecock Nation.

As another aspect of Platform, Jackson will create a digital archive, publication, learning material, and a body of new paintings, video collages, and installations based on archival images and documents, original drawings, and transcripts of the interviews.

Jackson’s Platform project was originally planned as an exhibition at the Museum in the summer and fall of 2020, prior to the Museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19. The artist had been invited by the Watermill Center to produce part of that work as their 2020 Inga Maren Otto Fellow, which has been postponed.

About Tomashi Jackson
Drawing centrally from Josef Albers’s research on the relativity of color and the unconscious processes by which the brain organizes and reconciles information, Jackson’s work bridges gaps between geometric experimentation and the systematization of injustice, incorporating images printed and hand painted from photographs and materials chosen for their relevance into formalist compositions. She uses properties of color perception as an aesthetic strategy to investigate the value of human life in public space. Jackson’s research driven projects and visual interrogation of shared language around societal and chromatic color offers a narrative framework from which she constructs her own language of abstraction.

Tomashi Jackson was born in Houston and raised in Los Angeles. She earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016; a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012, and a BFA from Cooper Union in 2010. Her solo exhibitions include Forever My Lady at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), Time Out of Mind at Tilton Gallery (2019), Los Angeles , Interstate Love Song at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia (2018), and The Subliminal is Now at Tilton Gallery (2016). Her work was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and additional group exhibitions at The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA), Mass MoCA, The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, as well as in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the 2019 Resident Artist at the ARCAthens Residency Program, Athens, Greece. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY, and she has been a visiting artist lecturer at Boston University, New York University, Yale University, and School of Visual Arts, NY. She lives and works in Cambridge and New York City. Her work is represented by Tilton Gallery in New York City and Night Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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June 12
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Corinne Erni in Conversation with 2020 Platform Artist Tomashi Jackson

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

June 12, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects, and 2020 Platform artist Tomashi Jackson for a live-stream talk to discuss The Land Claim, Jackson’s project that focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Latinx, Black, and Indigenous families on the East End of Long Island. The Land Claim will be rolled out in phases over the next 12 months, beginning with a series of talks throughout the summer with the community advocates and historians interviewed by the artist earlier this year. The project culminates in an exhibition of new paintings and installation at the Parrish, slated for summer, 2021.

In her multimedia practice, Jackson places formal and material investigations in dialogue with recent histories of displacement and disenfranchisement. For Platform, the artist delves into issues that have consistently linked past and present communities of color on the East End of Long Island: housing, transportation, livelihood in relation to migration and agriculture. To create her multilayered Platform project, Jackson will continue the research she began in January,  interviewing leaders of community organizations including Organización Latino-Americana (OLA) of Eastern Long Island, the Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, and the Shinnecock Nation.

As another aspect of Platform, Jackson will create a digital archive, publication, learning material, and a body of new paintings, video collages, and installations based on archival images and documents, original drawings, and transcripts of the interviews.

Jackson’s Platform project was originally planned as an exhibition at the Museum in the summer and fall of 2020, prior to the Museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19. The artist had been invited by the Watermill Center to produce part of that work as their 2020 Inga Maren Otto Fellow, which has been postponed.

About Tomashi Jackson
Drawing centrally from Josef Albers’s research on the relativity of color and the unconscious processes by which the brain organizes and reconciles information, Jackson’s work bridges gaps between geometric experimentation and the systematization of injustice, incorporating images printed and hand painted from photographs and materials chosen for their relevance into formalist compositions. She uses properties of color perception as an aesthetic strategy to investigate the value of human life in public space. Jackson’s research driven projects and visual interrogation of shared language around societal and chromatic color offers a narrative framework from which she constructs her own language of abstraction.

Tomashi Jackson was born in Houston and raised in Los Angeles. She earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016; a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in 2012, and a BFA from Cooper Union in 2010. Her solo exhibitions include Forever My Lady at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), Time Out of Mind at Tilton Gallery (2019), Los Angeles , Interstate Love Song at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Georgia (2018), and The Subliminal is Now at Tilton Gallery (2016). Her work was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and additional group exhibitions at The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LACMA), Mass MoCA, The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and the Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, as well as in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Jackson was a 2019 Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the 2019 Resident Artist at the ARCAthens Residency Program, Athens, Greece. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY, and she has been a visiting artist lecturer at Boston University, New York University, Yale University, and School of Visual Arts, NY. She lives and works in Cambridge and New York City. Her work is represented by Tilton Gallery in New York City and Night Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.