The Jackson Foundation, Cornwall, is delighted to announce two simultaneous solo exhibitions by leading contemporary artists Kurt Jackson and Denzil Forrester opening on 25th May 2018.
Kurt Jackson’s exhibition Seacrows is a series of 35 paintings and handmade etchings, inspired by the birds that live next to his coastal studio and his fascination with the natural world, stemming from his background in zoology. In times of solitude working on the Cornish coast, cormorants or “seacrows” are some of the only creatures he sees.
As a conservationist passionate about wildlife and its preservation, Jackson’s ‘Seacrows’ shows these birds [cormorants and shags] as extraordinary and beautiful creatures in contrast to their reputation with the birds’ supposed gluttony and voraciousness for fish.
Denzil Forrester’s exhibition From Trench Town to Porthtowan, depicting scenes from his early life in Grenada to his new home of Cornwall, will be curated by Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs, and is his first exhibition since moving to Cornwall in 2016.
Since moving to Cornwall in 2016, Forrester has made paintings that focus on past family life in both Grenada and the UK. These include learning to read with his guardian Ma Pets in Hermitage and making bags in the 1970’s with his mother and siblings in Stoke Newington, London. These paintings contrast with Forrester’s earlier works from the 1980’s, paintings made in direct response to the burgeoning dub reggae scene in London’s Afro-Caribbean communities.
As always The Jackson Foundation blend stunning art with powerful messages and this exhibition is set to be no different from this running theme. We’re looking forward to seeing this amazing exhibition at the gallery in St Just from May 25th!