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Tomashi Jackson and Minerva Perez


Talk: Tomashi Jackson, Minerva Perez, Corinne Erni

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

February 5, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join a live-stream talk featuring Tomashi Jackson, the Museum’s 2021 Platform artist, and Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA, moderated by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects as they focus on the historical and current lived experiences of Latin American communities on the East End.

Tomashi Jackson’s Platform exhibition, The Land Claim, will take place at the Parrish in the summer of 2021 with new paintings and site-specific installations. The new work focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island, linked through issues of housing, transportation, livelihood migration, and agriculture. For her research, Jackson has interviewed community leaders, historians, and archivists.

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), New York; 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.

About Minerva Perez
Executive Director of OLA of Eastern Long Island since 2016, Perez centers her work on the protection, empowerment, and celebration of the Latino community. She has worked with Suffolk County to establish a coordinated response for the homebound and hungry across all 10 Suffolk County Towns; to secure more Spanish speaking DA Victim Advocates to serve the East End; and to offer free Covid 19 testing via a mobile unit brought to eastern Suffolk where communities of color have a harder time accessing transportation. She created and rolled out the first ever regional study to learn middle and high school mental and emotional health challenges directly from the students. She has secured the FEMA funded New York State initiative Project Hope NY, which has allowed OLA to hire 18 fulltime staff to lead a crisis counselling effort that will serve the full East End in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Before joining OLA, Perez was the Director of Residential and Transitional Services for six years at The Retreat, where she ran a 24-hour crisis shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

Perez has curated the annual OLA Latino Film Festivals since 2016, of which the Parrish Art Museum is a regular partner. She has led the creation of the OLA Media Lab which brings visual storytelling workshops to area public schools, producing student shorts that have been screened at the Festival. Perez holds a theater arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and founded and ran a nonprofit theater company in New York City. She has appeared in several films, co-produced an award-winning short, Home, and wrote, directed, and produced Soy María, an original series of monologues in Spanish focused on domestic violence. Perez was named in NBCLatino20 of 2019, a listing of 20 notable US Latino leaders and advocates. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

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

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Date:
February 5
Time:
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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Talk: Tomashi Jackson, Minerva Perez, Corinne Erni

FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE!

February 5, 5 pm - 6 pm


Join a live-stream talk featuring Tomashi Jackson, the Museum’s 2021 Platform artist, and Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA, moderated by Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects as they focus on the historical and current lived experiences of Latin American communities on the East End.

Tomashi Jackson’s Platform exhibition, The Land Claim, will take place at the Parrish in the summer of 2021 with new paintings and site-specific installations. The new work focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island, linked through issues of housing, transportation, livelihood migration, and agriculture. For her research, Jackson has interviewed community leaders, historians, and archivists.

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), New York; 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.

About Minerva Perez
Executive Director of OLA of Eastern Long Island since 2016, Perez centers her work on the protection, empowerment, and celebration of the Latino community. She has worked with Suffolk County to establish a coordinated response for the homebound and hungry across all 10 Suffolk County Towns; to secure more Spanish speaking DA Victim Advocates to serve the East End; and to offer free Covid 19 testing via a mobile unit brought to eastern Suffolk where communities of color have a harder time accessing transportation. She created and rolled out the first ever regional study to learn middle and high school mental and emotional health challenges directly from the students. She has secured the FEMA funded New York State initiative Project Hope NY, which has allowed OLA to hire 18 fulltime staff to lead a crisis counselling effort that will serve the full East End in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Before joining OLA, Perez was the Director of Residential and Transitional Services for six years at The Retreat, where she ran a 24-hour crisis shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

Perez has curated the annual OLA Latino Film Festivals since 2016, of which the Parrish Art Museum is a regular partner. She has led the creation of the OLA Media Lab which brings visual storytelling workshops to area public schools, producing student shorts that have been screened at the Festival. Perez holds a theater arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and founded and ran a nonprofit theater company in New York City. She has appeared in several films, co-produced an award-winning short, Home, and wrote, directed, and produced Soy María, an original series of monologues in Spanish focused on domestic violence. Perez was named in NBCLatino20 of 2019, a listing of 20 notable US Latino leaders and advocates. She lives in Sag Harbor, NY.

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