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Morris Jackson
updated: 02/25/2010
website: www.lindsaygallery.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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The Gardeners
Big City
The Young Prince
Roundhouse
Loose Beasts
The Castle
Young Egbert Proclaims His Love
Little People, Big Woods
Visitiation
Going to Meet the Guru
Small Town Neighbors
Brothers
Sonya Returns
Among the Trees
Park/City
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, animals, nature, obsessive, autobiographical, landscape, surreal
 
 
The Gardeners by Morris Jackson
The Gardeners
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
9 " x  12 " 
Big City by Morris Jackson
Big City
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
12" x  15" 
The Young Prince by Morris Jackson
The Young Prince
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
Roundhouse by Morris Jackson
Roundhouse
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
15" x  12" 
Loose Beasts by Morris Jackson
Loose Beasts
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
9" x  12" 
The Castle by Morris Jackson
The Castle
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
Young Egbert Proclaims His Love by Morris Jackson
Young Egbert Proclaims His Love
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
9" x  12" 
Little People, Big Woods by Morris Jackson
Little People, Big Woods
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
9" x  12" 
Visitiation by Morris Jackson
Visitiation
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
9 " x  12 " 
Going to Meet the Guru by Morris Jackson
Going to Meet the Guru
ink and colored pencil on paper
2008
12" x  9" 
Small Town Neighbors by Morris Jackson
Small Town Neighbors
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
9" x  12" 
Brothers by Morris Jackson
Brothers
ink and colored pencil on paper
2006
9 " x  12 " 
Sonya Returns by Morris Jackson
Sonya Returns
ink and colored pencil on paper
2007
9" x  12" 
Among the Trees by Morris Jackson
Among the Trees
ink and colored pencil on paper
2004
9" x  12" 
Park/City by Morris Jackson
Park/City
ink and colored pencil on paper
2009
14" x  16.5" 

Artist Statement

My art “career” began with doodling during class in high school -- doodling which at one point I started to value and take seriously as a means of self-expression. Over the years I’ve gone from lined notebook paper to heavy artist’s paper; from regular No. 2 pencils to colored felt-tip pens to Rapidograph technical pens. I’ve gone from stashing my favorite drawings in a special folder to look at every once in a while to exhibiting my favorites at galleries. The drawings themselves have changed much, too. My early drawings were mostly extremely simplified flat faces that express an assortment of anxieties and torment. They were drawn in a flash of frenzied activity and generally complete within a minute or two. They have gradually become more and more elaborate, so that now it is not unusual for me to work on a single drawing for several months. But still, I mostly start out my drawings the way I always have -- I pick up my pen and without any particular ideas, start drawing lines and watch attentively to see what emerges.

Even with all their strangeness, I hope it is clear that my drawings are primarily about people. People that are lonely; that love each other, but rarely can get along; that strive endlessly for something which they can never quite reach; that seek solace in power over others; that look at animals and wish they didn’t have to think so hard about everything; that look at birds and wish they could fly; that suffer, that know they are going to die; and that are inexplicably driven to draw pictures of themselves.

Artist Bio / CV
Morris M. JacksonEXHIBITS   

Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibit 10/2009 HERE and Beyond: Ohio Art League's 100th Anniversary Exhibition · Riffe Gallery 8/2009 -10/2009 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 8/2009, 8/2009.

 Lindsay Gallery, solo exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 5/2008. Recollections and Revelations Self-Taught Artists from Northeast and Central Ohio, 1850–2007,” Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2/2008 

 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 8/2007.

 “Marking the Time,” Southern Ohio Museum, , solo exhibit, Portsmouth, Ohio, 11/2006. Lindsay Gallery, solo exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 5/2006. River Gallery, featured artist, Chelsea, Michigan, 11/2005. Whirligigs and Whimsies: Moveable and Non-Moveable Whimsical and Non-Sensical Art, The Works Gallery, Newark, Ohio, 9/2005.Barth Galleries, 10th anniversary group exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 2/2003.Roy G. Biv Gallery, 2-person exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 7/2002.Barth Galleries, 2-person exhibit, Columbus, Ohio, 3/2001....Fort Wayne Museum of Art Regional Artists’ Biennial, Fort Wayne, Indiana,6/1996-8/1996. AWARDS Louise Shepard Hengst Award, Ohio Art 2009 Fall Juried Exhibit. Ohio Arts Council Award,  Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, 8/2007.Greater Columbus Arts Council Award, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, 8/2007.Third Best in Show, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, 8/2005. Juror's Selection Honorable Mention in Drawing, Bradley International Print and Drawing Biannual Juried Exhibition, 3/2005.Bevlyn and Ted Simson Award, Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibit, 10/2001. Award of Excellence, Unicorn Gallery Annual Juried Art Show, 10/1996. Columbus Museum of Art Graphic Arts Award, Columbus Art League Spring Juried Exhibit, 6/1995. PUBLICATIONS New American Paintings, issue 47, Open Studios Press, 2003.Lost and Found Times, issues 43 (cover) (November, 1999) and 47 (November 2001). Journal of the Ohio Art League, volume 3, number 1 (Winter 1998-99)