Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents Jonathan Jackson: "African Contemporary" opening reception
The paintings being shown in Jonathan Jackson: "African Contemporary" are from an ongoing series that Jackson started in 2016, when he started studying different indigenous sculptures and cultures. Jackson fell in love in with the meanings and the storytelling, and to celebrate the newfound love, he created paintings of where his imagination went when he was reading about the cultures.
This particular exhibition of paintings are based on studies of various African sculptures and culture. By using the particular subject matter, the artist aims to create an interest in the viewer to be more inclined to go spend more time in the artifacts section of art museums, because if we understand the art of the past it helps us understand and create art for the future.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through September 26.