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Brian from down the way here in Portland.

Matt was an artist in residence here at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art with a commissioned new piece for the 2006 Time-Based Art Festival. He built a cannon out of an old pillar with wooden Brancusi-inspired heads for cannon balls and we dragged a whole tree out of the Willamette River via jetski for him to work on for a show called "Paradise Now."

From the catalog: "Jackson presents a proposal for the beginning of a post-apocalyptic earth in which the wrongs of our past can be rectified. The exhibition will take the form of an installation including photographs, sculpture and drawing. While in residence at PICA, the artist researched the Multnomah Falls myth, collected images of anthropomorphic land masses, and constructed a new vision of mother nature in the hopes to re-order the world. Repurposing image, iconic symbols and craft from varied mythologies, American history and Modern Art, Jackson creates hybrid portraits of martyrs slain and sacrificed. Myth and man meet head on as he expunges the sins of the past while wrestling history's demons to the ground."

He's pretty awesome. Amazing artist. Amazing work. Glad to see he's continuing his great work!

Time-Based Art is Happening.
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Posted by Brian Costello | June 25, 2008 9:39 PM

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