Roxanne Jackson - Death Valley

Roxanne Jackson - Death Valley
October 11 - November 16
opening reception Oct. 11, 7-10 pm

AIRPLANE is proud to open our 2013 Fall season with a sculptural installation of recent work by sculptor and ceramic artist Roxanne Jackson.
Jackson makes objects, talismans, mutated creatures; each one rooted in and realized by it's own inherent craft. Her work combines references to popular horror culture with themes of metamorphosis and transmogrification, using such disparate materials as paper-mache' and refined glazed ceramics to convey a dichotomy, a vibration, between culturally accepted tropes of the beautiful and the beastly, the banal and sublime. 
Her process often involves a literal anchoring of her varied subjects to a base, and by addressing the base as a sculptural element, it presents the work with a supporting root , a sub-ethos, a body; for Death Valley, a large multi-layered plinth installed in the gallery will act as a sort of psycho-fungal mycelium tying the tableau of works together collectively into a discordant harmony, presenting a critique of the growth/mythos of our ever-morphing and redundant popular culture.