NIU will welcome artist-in-residence Ethan Jackson for a series of events scheduled from Monday, Jan. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 27.
Jackson, whose works are part of the inVISIBLE exhibition at the NIU Art Museum, will hold a public lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. He will host a workshop at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Room 415 of the Visual Arts Building.
He also will attend the opening reception for inVISIBLE from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, and will participate in an artist roundtable from 6 to 7:30 p.m. that evening in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall.
Jackson composes complex dreamlike vistas on all the surfaces of an interior space.
He uses the simple optics of the camera obscura, which he adapts to individual installations. Jackson’s site-specific projects are generally ephemeral. They are based in perception and in the photograph’s transformation of experience through light.
His works are made of light: the natural projections of light in darkened space (literally camera obscura), accomplished with the magician’s toolbox of lenses, mirrors and other low-technology tools.
To register for the Jan. 25 workshop, sign up on the door of Room 414 of the Visual Arts Buidling or contact Karen Brown via e-mail at [email protected].