Matthew Day Jackson is an American artist whose multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation. Born in Panorama City, California, in 1974 and currently living and working on the East Coast, his art grapples with big ideas such as the evolution of human thought, the fatal attraction of the frontier and the faith that man places in technological advancement. In particular, his work addresses the myth of the American Dream, exploring the forces of creation, growth, transcendence, and death through visions of its failed utopia. 

Sponsored by the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

All lectures are free and held in deSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum. 

Matthew Day Jackson; Flowers in a Vase; 2018; Formica, silkscreen, scorched wood, lead on panel, stainless steel frame; 183×136 cm; Photo: Genevieve Hanson



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