CURRENT WORK & BIO > metaphor projects

JULIAN JACKSON . GRAVITY March 21 - April 21
Opening March 21, 2-5pm
METAPHOR PROJECTS
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…


Metaphor Projects
Julian Jackson, Gravity
Sprouting       (SOLD)
oil on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2021
$7000
Cloudforest
oil on canvas
56 x 56 inches
2021
$9500
Presence
oil on canvas
78 x 62"
2020
$14000
Waters Falling
oil on canvas
78 x 62 inches
2020
$14000
Nation
oil on canvas
60 x 36 inches
2018
$7000
Reunion
oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
2020
$5000
Stream
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Sun Song
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Iceout
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Climbing
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Wind and Fever
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Violet Future
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Tracks
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Countdown
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2020
$1800
Red Miles
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Dowser
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Blue Haiku
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Blue and The Heart of Darkness
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Petals
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
New Light
watercolor and ink on paper
24 x 18 inches
2021
$1800
Breath
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches
2020
$3800
Inside Out
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches
2020
$3800

GRAVITY

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