Patrick Jackson’s debut solo exhibition at Los Angeles’ Chung King Projects will be a chorus of stuff. Found objects, construction, and ephemera all make up Jackson’s work, creating an environment in which dirt and technology have equal footings.
Recent MFA grad, Patrick Jackson has quickly made himself known in the LA art world. He initially studied at San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture before finishing up his graduate work in 2007 at the University of Southern California. He’s a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, an enviable honor for a young artist, and he also participated in the annual LA Weekly Track 16 exhibition in 2006 and has participated in residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in New York.
The exhibition at Chung King Projects, titled City Unborn, gestures toward a sort of cityscape that has no actual semblance to reality. Jackson uses fiberboard, glass, cement, and car paint to create his unborn city, emphasizing the materiality, not the referentiality, of his installation. City Unborn opened with a May 3rd a reception in LA’s Chinatown. It continues through June 7, 2008.