Another Ground • Collaborative and independent works on paper by Jack Arthur Wood and Jessica Cannon • February 23rd - April 7th, 2018
Not Gallery is pleased to present Another Ground, featuring collaborative and independent works by Jack Arthur Wood and Jessica Cannon. Since meeting on Instagram a little more than two years ago, the artists mailed works in process back and forth between Corpus Christi and Brooklyn. They explored shared interests and alternative perspectives. Another Ground grew from the artists’ mutual relationship to landscape imagery as a means of examining personal and collective con- sciousness.
Each artist worked on the collaborative pieces alongside other projects in their respective studios. With the exception of two in person sessions of monoprinting at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Spring 2017, the exchange took place through mailings, phone calls, and text messages. The presence of time was deeply felt over the two years as the artists navigated changes in their lives and in the world. Works were added to and subtracted from, and the rapid connections made possible by technology were occasionally at odds with the deliberative process of looking and responding.
Jack Arthur Wood uses the horizon to imagine the future through queer binoculars, envisioning evanescence through the rapidly shifting colors of twilight, dusk, night and dawn. The horizon and the future represent that perfect instant for which we are always striving and never arriving. Wood grew up in his father’s gallery of period lithography spanning centuries, and was exposed to art at a very young age. His obsession with horizon is a product of being immersed in the Texas landscape. Wood believes in art as relational practice and regularly interviews other artists, publishing reviews of their work in ÆQAI Magazine. Wood received his BA from Guilford College and recently graduated with his MFA in printmaking from TAMU-CC where he currently teaches. http://jackarthurwood.com/
Jessica Cannon uses landscape fragments such as waves, bodies of water, and celestial forms to depict figurative and cosmic territories. Borrowing elements directly from the natural world, as well as spiritual and art historical depictions, Cannon arranges and rearranges recurring symbols to examine and depict aspects of consciousness. In Fall 2017 she founded Far By Wide, a monthly series of art benefits presented online and in pop up spaces to support social and environmental justice organizations. Cannon received her BA from Tufts University and her MFA from Parsons School of Design, where she currently teaches. She lives and works in Brooklyn. https://jescannon.com/