Jackson’s craft-based sculptures and Oldham’s drawings and videos delve into the dualities of creation and destruction, beauty and the grotesque, and transfiguration and deformation. Each artist generates her own magical dream world, with creatures both real and imagined, to explore the relationship between humans and animals through narrative and folklore.
As part of the Art Gym’s PNW Context programming, this exhibition is one of an ongoing series that connects artists of the Pacific Northwest with artists and curators outside of the region. These programs broaden and deepen connections for regional artists as well as provide a context for art-making that is national to international. Local viewers experience work from artists outside the region, and regional artists are brought to the attention of art audiences beyond the Pacific Northwest. PNW Context creates a dialogue around ideas, methods, materials and processes.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website