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Roxanne M Jackson
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: I explore themes of extinction, death and transformation. I am fascinated with the natural processes of decay and destruction—particularly when in conflict with human systems. Nature is referenced, not by depicting the virile stag, but by illustrating its inevitable decay. Valuing macabre sensibilities, my work is also seasoned with inspiration derived from the idiosyncrasies of pop culture; the final result may seem uncanny or blackly humored. Occasionally I appropriate imagery from horror films, particularly the moment of transformation when a human becomes a beast. This transgressive imagery creates irony and tension in the work, especially when produced from the medium of clay—with its strong historical ties to comfort and beauty. Rooted in traditions of pantheism and superstition, the horror movie depicts a dark side of human nature. Mutated creatures are created in the murky depths of our collective subconscious. These images ride the boundaries between animal and human, instinct and reason, the conscious and the subconscious.
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  • Don't Stop Believin'
    2013
    Ceramic, track jackets, yarn, wigs, flock fibers, cast plaster hands

  • Death Valley
    2013
    Mixed-media Paper-Mache and ceramic sculptures and site-specific, large-scale wooden, three-tiered plinth for a sculptural base.
    Solo exhibition, AIRPLANE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Blonde Ambition
    2013
    Ceramic, wig, Lacoste sweater, pearl earrings, enameled paint, chicken wire, paper-mache, hair barrette, plywood

  • Blonde Ambition (Detail)
    2013
    Ceramic, wig, Lacoste sweater, pearl earrings, enameled paint, chicken wire, paper-mache, hair barrette, plywood

  • Steal Your Face
    2013
    Ceramic, glaze, decals, silver luster

  • Harpy
    2013
    Papier-Mache, chicken wire, cinder block(s), wig, antlers, irridescent gold leaf, Styrofoam head, faux and real fur, resin, cast aluminum teeth, taxid

  • Harpy (Detail)
    2013
    Papier-Mache, chicken wire, cinder block(s), wig, antlers, irridescent gold leaf, Styrofoam head, faux and real fur, resin, cast aluminum teeth, taxid

  • Motorbreath
    2013
    Ceramic, glaze, galvanized switchblade

  • Money To Burn
    2014
    Ceramic, glaze, candle, amythest, fur, gold luster, nail polish and bling

  • Money To Burn (Detail)
    2013
    Ceramic, glaze, candle, amythest, fur, gold luster, nail polish and bling

  • Midnight Lace
    2012
    Ceramic, glaze, plant, black candles, flock fibers, nail polish and nail bling

  • Campfire
    2013
    Papier-mache, marbles paper, paint, chicken wire

  • Sexy Beast (View 1)
    2014
    Ceramic, marbled paper, candles, glaze, gold leaf, nail polish, pearls and gems

  • Sexy Beast (View 2)
    2014
    Ceramic, marbled paper, candles, glaze, gold leaf, nail polish, wax, pearls and gems

  • Feed Me Diamonds (View 1)
    2014

  • Feed Me Diamonds (View 2)
    2014

  • Feed Me Diamonds (View 3)
    2014

  • feed Me Diamonds (View 4)
    2014

  • feed Me Diamonds (View 5)
    2014

  • feed Me Diamonds (View 6)
    2014
 








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