Wriston Art Galleries
Press Release

Artist & filmmaker Maeve Jackson presents a new series of work: To Find the Stillness in Movement

January 17 - March 13, 2020. Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University

By - Jan 7th, 2020 12:36 pm
Artist & filmmaker Maeve Jackson presents a new series of work: To Find the Stillness in Movement

Artist & filmmaker Maeve Jackson presents a new series of work: To Find the Stillness in Movement

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17 // 6-9PM
Artist Talk: Friday, January 17 // 6:30 PM in the galleries
Live improvised performance of the musical score for H.E.R.: Saturday, January 18 // afternoon
Film and Video Screening: Monday, February 17 // 4:30 PM
See https://www.lawrence.edu/s/wriston for more information on events

Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
613 E. College Ave (at the intersection of Lawe and E. Alton Streets)
Parking available at the corner of College Ave and Meade Street and along E. Alton Street
Free, accessible, and open to the public

About the Artist
Maeve Jackson is an emerging artists based in Milwaukee, WI. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in Milwaukee, as well as Brooklyn, NY; Greensboro College, NC; Chicago, IL, and Barcelona, Spain. She has been featured in exhibitions at John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI); and locally at (the once) Dean Jensen Gallery with a solo exhibition at The Alice Wilds. In 2016, she attended the artist-in-residence program, Hotel Pupik, in southern Austria – which she returned to again 3 years later. In 2019 she continued to travel and make work after being accepted to the 2019 Cow House Studios Open Residency Program in Wexford, Ireland. Her short film, the beautiful, continues to screen across the USA after its 2017 premiere. She currently is working on her next film, a non-traditional poetic documentary about a Wisconsin farmer diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and his deep connection to the land after his death. Her art practice has a beautiful balance between experimental video, photography, sculpture, and film. www.maevejackson.com instagram @/_maeve_the_wave_/

About the Exhibition
This solo exhibition features new works that examine travel and movement, independence, the landscape, and the labor of care. Shot in rural Austria, the two-channel video installation H.E.R. (2016-2019) expresses the internal thoughts and emotions of a character named Her. As the scenes move between in and out of doors Her’s actions of care are mundane and every day – from raking to hanging laundry. A series of photographic portraits, intentionally shot with a variety of cameras and using both film and digital, reveal individuals who take care of the land in subtle and genuine ways. The video and sculpture work The Rails They Traveled, The Mountains They Saw, The Things They Carry (2019) offers the viewer an opportunity to meditate on travel, transience, and the experience of moving through the landscape. Events including an artist talk, social events around Appleton, a live improvised film score performance, a film and video screening, and exhibition closing events create unique opportunities for viewers to interact with the artworks and artist, to create moments of community, and to think through the ideas in the exhibition more deeply.

Curator: Beth Zinsli, Curator of the Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University Email: beth.a.zinsli@lawrence.edu Phone: (920) 832-6942

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