Deborah Jack “20 Years”

Pen and Brush

poster for Deborah Jack “20 Years”
[Image: Deborah Jack "Intertidal" (2021) Archival C-print on Baryta Paper 40 × 60 in.]

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Deborah Jack: 20 Years, a retrospective exhibition brings together two decades of work by Deborah Jack. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and growing up in Sint Maarten, Jack’s body of work consists mainly of video and sound installations, filmic photographs, and text-based media. On view here, are portent and striking visual metaphors seen through thoughtful compositions imbued with immediately applicable concepts such as our collective dispersment, cultural memory, and aftermath that have come to be hallmarks of Jack’s work.

From early abstract geometric salt paintings to more recent photo works, Jack has mastered the amalgamation of canonized modernist aesthetic and the artist’s own transcultural existence. Such a critical merger of liminal spaces, of space between worlds, allows the artist to talk at once universally and personally.

Today, Jack’s work asserts new levels of relevancy as we deal with an increasingly (OVID-riddled global climate; one where notions of identity and home are constantly becoming and reforming. This state of ‘in-between’ coupled with our shared scattering is seen and felt deeply in Jack’s work. Viewers are lead to feel as though they are constantly on the precipice. This continuous push can be seen as a metaphor for trans-culturalism and its aftermath within today’s globalized art world.



from September 23, 2021 to January 29, 2022

Opening Reception on 2021-09-23 from 18:00 to 20:00

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