I just returned from a residency at the Vermont Studio Center where, among other things, I was working on an installation for Salem Art Works in Salem, NY. The exhibition opened on June 4th and runs through the end of the month. If you find yourself in upstate NY in the next few weeks, please check it out. You can also view images of the work HERE.
Laura, Maggie and I are in Charleston, SC right now visiting family. We are planning to move here after Laura graduates at the end of the year. I’ve already started working for the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art as their Visual Arts Preparator. I’m also going to be teaching classes at Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Paper Forest just opened at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. This is the third collaborative installation between myself and Travis Graves. The exhibition will run through September 25th of this year, so if you are in the area, please drop by and experience it in person. To view images of the installation and the gallery guide, click HERE.
I will be participating in an exhibition entitled, Manufactured Organic at Root Division in San Francisco, CA. The show runs from March 9-26 with an opening reception on March 12 from 7-10pm. If you’re in the bay area, please stop by and check it out. For more information, click HERE
The exhibition on Governor’s Island just ended and I de-installed my sculpture, “Rooted”. The curator from Pratt Institute Sculpture Park invited me to re-install it on their Brooklyn campus. It will now be on view at Pratt for 1-2 years, so if you are in the area, please check it out. Pratt’s Sculpture Park was recognized as one of the 10 best college and university art collections in the country. With sculptural neighbors like Mark di Suvero and Donald Lipski, I am certainly in good company. To view my sculpture, click HERE. For more information about Pratt’s Sculpture Park, click HERE
I have successfully installed my sculpture as part of ArtPrize 2010. It is located on the Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. ArtPrize runs until October 10th, showcasing over 1700 artists in almost 200 venues throughout the downtown area. In order to cast a vote you must be present in the city during the exhibition dates. To view my sculpture, click HERE. For more information about ArtPrize, click HERE
I will be participating in ArtPrize this year, a radically open art competition, giving away the world’s largest art prize based solely on public vote. ArtPrize is now in its second year and is held in Grand Rapids, MI. I was invited by the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to install my sculpture on the Gillette Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids. The exhibition opens September 22 and closes October 10. If you are in the area, please check it out (and vote for me!). If you want to look at my ArtPrize profile, click HERE
I was just accepted into the 28th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show on Governor’s Island, NY sponsored by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. The title of the show is Nature Rules and I am one of 15 artists that will be installing work. The show opens on June 5th and will be on view through October 10, 2010. For directions to the island and the ferry schedule, click HERE.
I would like to announce a few of my current and upcoming exhibitions: I recently returned from Key West, FL where two students and I installed The Redemptive Quality of Life for Sculpture Key West 2010. You can view the images at www.jacksonmartin.com/RQL.php. Travis Graves and I will be installing a site-specific piece titled, Time and Disregard at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI. The show opens February 5th and runs thru March 5th. For more information and to watch the interview with Travis and I, visit www.uica.org. I will also be involved in an exhibition that focuses on sustainability and the environment titled, The Earth is Flat and Other Truths About the Environment at the Park School in Baltimore, MD. For more information, visit www.parkschool.net/arts. And as always, thanks for your support.