august, 2017

25aug5:00 PM7:00 PMThomas Jackson: Emergent Behavior5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1315 Mass Moca Way


Event Details

CYNTHIA-REEVES, 1315 Mass Moca Way, North Adams
(212) 714-0044
5 – 7 pm
CYNTHIA-REEVES presents an exhibition of prints and a site-specific installation by artist Thomas Jackson. The show runs from Saturday, August 25 – October 7 at CYNTHIA-REEVES, located on the campus of MASS MoCA at 1315 MASS MoCA Way. As part of the gallery’s new project initiative, the artist will work on-site from August 22 – 25, to create a final iteration of works in progress, ending with an artist reception on August 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Jackson will be available to visitors to discuss the work in progress, and to demonstrate the handwork and thought process behind his final installations. The hovering installations featured in his ongoing series of photographs are inspired by self-organizing, “emergent” systems in nature such as termite mounds, swarming locusts, schooling fish and flocking birds. The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the installations from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, Jackson aims to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.


(Friday) 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



1315 Mass Moca Way