February 1 - March 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop
Settled is a body of work examining the iconic imagery of suburban life through photographic still-life. “I have always been drawn to tin and plastic kitsch and these houses seemed destined to become still-life subjects. Perhaps their appeal is based on my own internal conflict between the freedom and uncertainty of being an artist and the comfort of settling for something else. The imagery suggests the warmth and comfort of home but the material of this world is inorganic, burning from within, putting reality at odds with first impressions.” Daniel Jackson uses realistic painting and photography to examine traditional still-life through whimsical interventions. His work attempts to gain a greater understanding of the role of art by questioning our cultural visual language.
Daniel Jackson is one of The Delaware Contemporary Studio Artists. He has been exhibiting painting and photography for over 20 years across the county in galleries and museums. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and received his Masters of Studio Arts from the University of Delaware, He has received the established professional fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts as well as the Joan Mitchell Graduate Fellowship.
This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.