First Posted: 1/17/2011 9:37:30 AM | Last Updated: 1/17/2011 5:37:27 PM
LAFAYETTE – An opening reception for artists Preston Jackson and Joyce Owens will be held at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, on Friday, Jan. 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Jackson is a professor of sculpture at the Art Institute in Chicago, is head of the figurative area and has served as the chair of the sculpture department. He also teaches children’s art, painting, sculpture and tai chi at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria.
Jackson’s recent work deals with precise depictions of well-known historical figures, as well as innovative portrayals of individuals whose lives, though unfamiliar to us, are part of our history.
Owens is presently the Curator of the galleries programs at Chicago State University where she also teaches painting and drawing. Primarily a painter, she also creates sculptural works and masks.
Owens is a figurative artist who wants people to look beyond the outer layer of skin, and search the many levels of personality and humanity within. To look beyond the many faces we all wear. This body of work is presented as a means by which we are able to examine and place into perspective our differences and similarities, within and outside of our immediate and superficial orientations.