CLOSING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK “Jonathan Paul Jackson: Reclaiming Paradise” at Foltz Fine Art

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CLOSING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK “Jonathan Paul Jackson: Reclaiming Paradise” at Foltz Fine Art

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

CLOSING RECEPTION + ARTIST TALK on FEBRUARY 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Mixed media paintings on handmade paper, wooden blocks, and works on canvas and panel (2016 to present) by Jonathan Paul Jackson are on view at Foltz Fine Art.

Jackson continues his work with nature-inspired imagery on non-traditional surfaces, drawing inspiration from the renowned Houston artist Jesse Lott (1943-2023), who utilized found materials for the basis of his artistic practice. Jackson has been and continues to be deeply inspired by nature; his scope is broad—from flowers seen on walks in his east side, Houston neighborhood to the geological forces that shaped our planet billions of years ago.

Recently, Jackson has been developing a method of recycling paper, making paper so thick (up to one half inch) it becomes suggestive of walls, frescoes, or archeological remains. This paper varies in color, texture, and thickness, as bits of colored paper remain fully visible in the final painting. Lush greens suggesting moss and dense foliage are painted onto these surfaces, imbuing the paper made of recycled plant material with new life, while harkening back to the living plant it once was.

Often, Jackson cuts into the paper, creating negative shapes and accentuating his painted, organic shapes. The resulting work has a uniquely discovered shape with an object-like presence.

Through the process of recycling, Jackson takes his place amongst environmentally conscious artists, mindful of how their studio practices impact the environment. His arcadian imagery flutters somewhere between optimism and sorrow; optimism that even during times of great distress that nature can be a source of renewal, and sorrow for the animals negatively impacted by modern human’s ideas of progress.

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Foltz Fine Art
2143 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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