Julian Jackson: Will ‘O the Wisp, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

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Julian Jackson, Ariel, 2009 Oil on wood, 56 x 48 inches January 7 – February 6, 2010 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents the third solo exhibition of paintings by New York artist Julian Jackson. Jackson’s exhibition, will o’ the wisp, presents a new body of work expanding the artist’s development on the subject of light. In folklore involving the will o’ the wisp, a term used to describe the flickering light of twilight, travelers are […]

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The Carnival and Serene: Richard Roth, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, March 26, 2009

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    Richard Roth, Full Cleveland, 2007 Flashe on Birch plywood 11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches Brent Hallard: It seems to me that no matter where you position yourself to take these paintings in there are always two states forthcoming, though perhaps not always on view at the same time. Separately these different moods evoke, for example in ‘Full Cleveland’ or ‘Happy Hour’, the carnival and serene. When the two states mesh, it’s generally […]

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Ron Johnson: New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

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  Ron Johnson, On My Trail (detail), 2008 Acrylic on panel, 48 x 48 inches January 23 – March 7, 2009 Reynolds Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Ron Johnson. Ron Johnson’s paintings are exquisitely rendered abstractions in which light, color, and shape dance rhythmically, creating a transcendental and ephemeral experience for the viewer. The surface of the paintings appears wax-like, an appropriate effect in relation to the molten pools of color which spread and […]

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Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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