Los Angeles, CA – Zevitas Marcus is pleased to present Wild Topiary, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Alex Jackson.
- Naming is the enemy.
- Unknowing is a path to freedom.
- Unlearning is a path to freedom.
- Ignorance is not freedom.
- To arrive at new questions, one must be lost at all times.
- To be lost is to always be engaged with the present.
- Painting is a space for imagined possibilities.
- The imagination must remove all regulation.
- The manipulation of space is the manipulation of perception.
- The manipulation of perception is an illusion.
- The painting knows all secrets.
- Nature knows all secrets.
- Walls hold secrets.
- Secrets have no language.
- Color theory is not to be trusted.
- Blackness is not an object.
- An object is not a Subject.
- A Subject is not a position to desire.
- Commit to the theory and practice of entanglement.
- Learn from heroes, never rely on them.
- The picture must push and pull.
- The picture must engage the body.
- Painting is a mirror, always.
- Understanding Nonlinearity is key to survival.
- Engage only in dialogue about the work.
- The artist monologue is a eulogy for the object.
- To claim an object as art, is to claim an understanding of its function.
- Unlearn to claim understanding.
- Do not make art.
- Disappear and never return.
The exhibition will run from September 8 through October 27, 2018 with an opening reception Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Alex Jackson is a 2017 graduate of the Yale University School of Art’s MFA program, and the recipient of a 2015 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency. His work has appeared on the cover of New American Paintings and has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the nation. This is his first solo exhibition with Zevitas Marcus.