Artist Sarah Jackson has been creating artwork for over fifty years. Over time, Jackson has created works using a variety of media, while her subject matter and over all essence of expression has unity. Jackson began her career as a sculptor of bronze today she works primarily on computer. The evolution from bronze to computer image has included sculpture with styrofoam, ink drawings, t-shirts, mail art, book art, and xerography. In this exhibit we have chosen a tiny sampling of her work to hint at this evolution. You will have the opportunity to view a large retrospective of Sarah Jackson's work at the AGNS in the fall of 2001.
Sarah Jackson is an artist who continually experiments with new technology. Through the years, she has moved from working with bronze sculptures, drawings, bookworks, photocopier art, to creating her digital paintings with a Macintosh computer. By combining her knowledge of photocopiers, she achieves a personal language with nuances of color, texture and forms in a highly individualized expression.
Awards and Accomplishments
She was Artist inResidence at the Technical Universityof Nova Scotia where she directed theArt & Technology Program. She hastaken part in One Person and GroupExhibitions in Paris, London(England), Ottawa, Montreal,Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. Herwork is in the Hirshhorn Museum andSculpture Garden, and in theNational Collection of Fine Arts(Smithsonian Institution) inWashington, D.C.; the NationalGallery of Canada; the Art Gallery ofOntario; the Musee des Beaux-arts deMontreal; Canadian Postal Museum; the Tate Gallery in London; and the Musee d'ArtContemporain, Montreal.
Articles have beenpublished on her work in numerousCanadian publications. The NationalFilm Board of Canada recentlysponsored a film directed by RamunaMacdonald entitled, "Sarah Jackson".Halifax 1980.
COMPUTERKUNST('98-'99) in Germany; & a winner in International "Pisa Biennal '99 Exhibition".
Aretrospective of her work is planned for 2001 at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery.
She received anaward of excellence from the Art Museum Association of America whilst she was Artist inResidence at TUNS.
Media:Ink and Wash