Exhibit by Steven B. Jackson
Intro coming soon.
December 8 – February 23, 2024
Opening: Friday, December 8th from 5:00-8:00pm
Artist Talk & Closing Reception: Friday, February 9th from 4:00-7:00pm
I have a long fascination with the meanings we ascribe to objects. The selection and arrangement of objects in my work is an exploration of ideas and experiences through a process of formal and conceptual constructions. Photography and digital technologies provide me with a means of collecting and manipulating the elements of my artistic process.
Current works begin with sketches, studio assemblage, scans and digital camera images that evolve over several days or months through collecting, arrangement, juxtaposition and digital manipulation. During this camera, studio and computer process, ideas evolve conceptually, striving for a balance of object, idea and aesthetic improvisation.
A native Montanan, Steve grew up dividing his time between summers working and fishing on the family cattle ranch and school in Bozeman, Montana. “I have felt a strong family heritage in the arts since I was young. There have been painters, photographers and art teachers in my family for at least four generations.”
Steve earned his BS in Photography from Montana State University in 1978 and an MFA in Photography and Printmaking in 1980 from the University of Florida. He was Curator of Art and Photography for the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University from 1981 to 2020. Steve also held an adjunct instructor position since 1984 with the School of Film and Photography at Montana State University, teaching studio, history, theory and workshop courses in photography. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous one-man and group shows throughout the U.S. and is represented in many public and private collections. His works feature extensive use of mixed-media and digital manipulation of the photographic image.