Christine Rojek and Carol Hammerman Curate Exhibit at Cliff Dwellers Club
Preston Jackson is a professor of sculpture at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, as well as multidisciplinary instructor at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria in Peoria Illinois. Jackson's precise depictions of well-known historical figures as well as innovative portrayals of individuals whose lives, though unfamiliar to us, are part of our history he wants us to learn. His latest series, "Fresh from Julieanne´s Garden", reveals the lives and personalities of his ancestors and the stories of all of our forbears who lived in the Southern United States in the 19th and early 20th century. This work reflects an admiration for the resolution and resiliency of each individual.
There is an artist talk on Wednesday, October 10th at 6pm at Cliff Dwellers (200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor). For more information about the exhibition, check out the Chicago Artists Month site.