Roxanne Jackson, We Believe in Some Thing, ceramic sculpture, 2009

Roxanne Jackson

August 28, 2009 - November 1, 2009


We Believe in Some Thing: Roxanne Jackson

Roxanne Jackson’s ceramic sculptures, wall installations, and video explore human and animal interaction but also critique the assumed polarized differences between humans and animals. She asks, “Are we more alike than different?” Jackson researches Native American folklore, gleans images from newspaper articles and nature magazines, and watches hours of film. Within all of this material, she is particularly attentive to specific instances of transformation where humans take on animal traits and vice-versa. In addition to religions and folklore, Jackson is equally interested in the horror-film genre as another realm where the tensions between humans and animals are played out. Often, movie monsters such as werewolves and vampires represent human-animal hybridity, aberrations of nature, and dangerous combinations of strength and extra-human powers.

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Generous support for MAEP is provided by The McKnight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.