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Ethan Jackson is a visual artist working in optical installation, photographic media, and moving image. Light, vision, image and imagination are the basis for projects that range across perceptual, spatial, documentary and experiential territory. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Two projects are presently installed in Denver, Colorado. Vertical City is now on view at the McNichols Building, Denver’s historic Carnegie Library. Also on View at Colorado Photographic Arts Center are two pieces, the optical installation Septem and moving-image sculpture Strait.
Ongoing work includes a public art contract with the City of Denver for a permanent installation in a new West Denver Public Library, scheduled for completion in August, 2013.
The installation Cloister Walk is was on view at Duke University. The work transformed a hundred-foot-long vaulted hallway with a 24-aperture camera obscura. More information is available here.
The year began with a residency at ART342 in Fort Collins, Colorado. A number of projects were completed, including a large-scale optical installation at the Loveland Feed & Grain Building in Loveland, Colorado, Untitled Square at RedLine in Denver, and A View to the West at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.
Throughout the fall, Ethan worked in Taos, New Mexico at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
In October and November, he participated in the exhibition Light Drift at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, along with artist Scott Johnson. The show featured an optical project in the ‘Rotunda,’ a large round sun-room that originally served the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society sanatorium. See more information here.
During the summer, he was Artist-in-Residence at the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, Vermont. There he installed a series of optical works in historic and contemporary buildings and working with the art collection of the park. See more information here.
Ethan Jackson’s work has been directly supported through The Ford Family Foundation, ART342, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, the K2 Family Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the NAAU. Work has also been facilitated by the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, and Sam and Dusty Boynton.