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Artist-in-residence Ethan Jackson to lecture, hold workshop, exhibition, roundtable talk

January 20, 2011

A work by Ethan JacksonNIU 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.

A work by Ethan JacksonHe 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].