GRAVITY @ metaphor projects
JULIAN JACKSON . GRAVITY March 21 - April 21
Opening March 21, 2-5pm
382 Atlantic Avenue . Brooklyn, NY 11217
gallery hours: Sat. & Sun. 2-5pm and by appointment
scroll down and click on individual works to view the exhibition
additional works from this series
available at www.markelfinearts.com/artists/45-julia…
We humans are the upright species, negotiating the world as vertical beings on a horizontal plane. Our conscious and subconscious mind is most active when we are spinning gyroscopically through our lives, and from our first step to our last, gravity provides the string on which we dance.
The plumb bob is one of the carpenter’s oldest and simplest tools, a weight tied to a string which, when the weight is let go, finds true vertical, 90 degrees, the essence of our physical relationship to our planet. Drop a plumb bob and it describes a line connecting the center of the Earth to the farthest reaches of space.
The cycle of our climate and the formation of our geology are expressions of gravity, and provide us with some of our most beautiful natural phenomena, woodland streams, waterfalls, ocean waves, storms, and the shapes of mountains. The air that we breathe is held around our planet in a sustaining embrace by this force that we know but can not see.
The works in this show celebrate the mysterious and elemental force of gravity in paintings that seek to hover in between the rise and fall to locate a moment of stillness and peaceful reflection.
- Julian Jackson 2021