Oliver L. Jackson

May 11, 2012 - Jun 10, 2012

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Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XIV, 2006, 2006. Printer’s ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.

Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XV, 2006, 2006. Printer’s ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.

Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XVI, 2006. 2006. Printer’s ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.

Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XVIII, 2006. 2006. Printer’s ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.

Oliver L. Jackson, installation view, May 11 – June 10, 2012, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo: David Johnson.

Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XIV, 2006, 2006. Printer's ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XV, 2006, 2006. Printer's ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XVI, 2006. 2006. Printer's ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.Oliver L. Jackson, Monotype XVIII, 2006. 2006. Printer's ink on paper, 60 x 41 1/4 inches. © Oliver L. Jackson. Photo: M. Lee Fatherree.Oliver L. Jackson, installation view, May 11 – June 10, 2012, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Photo: David Johnson.

Oliver L. Jackson

Oakland-based artist Oliver L. Jackson (b. 1935, St. Louis) inaugurates the Front Room’s Summer 2012 season. Jackson, who was involved with St. Louis’s Black Artist's Group (1968-1972), creates vibrant expressionist paintings, marble sculptures, and works on paper that retain the language of abstraction while also demonstrating an affinity with improvisational music, most evidently jazz, as well as the New York School style of painting embodied by artists like Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning. This solo exhibition — the artist’s first in a St. Louis museum in over twenty years — will feature several recent large-scale monotypes. 

Oliver L. Jackson is curated by Kelly Shindler, Assistant Curator.

Sponsors

Support for CAM’s exhibition program is provided by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; William E. Weiss Foundation; Mary Ann and Andy Srenco; and Étant donnés, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Art.