Gallery 263 is pleased to have Tomashi Jackson utilizing our gallery space this summer to create new work for Love Rollercoaster, an upcoming solo exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. For this show, Jackson is creating five new paintings centered around themes of voter disenfranchisement and suppression in the Black community—specifically in Ohio. The works examine the state’s troubling history and its particular challenges in the present political moment. Documentary photographs, local and national campaign ephemera, details from conversations with Ohio citizens, and planes of bright color are the foundational materials Jackson uses in creating her collaged paintings. Love Rollercoaster will be on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts from September 26 to December 27, 2020.
Tomashi Jackson (born 1980) is an American multimedia artist working across painting, video, textiles and sculpture. Jackson was born in Houston, Texas, raised in Los Angeles, and currently lives and works in New York, NY and Cambridge, MA. Jackson was named a 2019 Whitney Biennial participating artist. Jackson also serves on the faculty for sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently represented by Tilton Gallery in NYC. Her work is included in the collection of MOCA Los Angeles. In 2004, a 20 foot high by 80 foot long mural by Jackson entitled Evolution of a Community was unveiled in the Los Angeles neighborhood of West Adams.