Herb Jackson, Littleton Studios
"To require that an image, to be a bearer of content, must be recognizable is to suggest that there is no form to the unknowable."
Herb Jackson is a painter who has turned repeatedly to printmaking to express the quiet intensity for which his work is known. These vitreographs, created at Littleton Studios, combine intaglio printmaking with digital transfer. The resulting use of rich color combines with an illusory texture that allows the eye to drift into atmospheric depths.
In the same way that Jackson's paintings are built of scraped layers, the shapes and marks in these prints show the integral nature of process so important in all of Jackson's work. The final outcome is the result of a process of discovery similar to the life experience itself.
Herb Jackson has exhibited in over one hundred one-person exhibitions in the U.S. and England, Peru, Portugal and Canada. Critic Donald Kuspit included Herb Jackson's paintings in the first exhibition of contemporary American art presented in the former Soviet Union. His work is in over eighty museum collections. In 2001, Herb Jackson was given the North Carolina Award by the governor, which is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
North Carolina Governor's Award for the Arts
Albuquerque Museum of Art. New Mexico
Asheville Museum of Art, North Carolina
Boston Public Library, Massachusetts
British Museum, London, England
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
High Museum of Art,Atlanta, Georgia
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Minneapolis Museum of Art, Minnesota
Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
New York Public Library, New York City
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Victoria and Albretyt Museum, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City