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Galleri Urbane presents Jonathan Paul Jackson: "Naturally Yours" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Jonathan Paul Jackson

Galleri Urbane will present the first solo exhibition by Houston-based artist, Jonathan Paul Jackson. After participating in Galleri Urbane’s 2021 summer group exhibition, Jackson returns with a solo body of work. "Naturally Yours" features small photo collage pieces on pressed paper which reflect on Jackson’s time at an artist residency in Big Bend, and larger acrylic and oil pastel paintings on paper which represent his decade-plus years of work in paint.

Based in Houston for 20 years, and curating intermittently for 10 of those years, Jackson has been intuitively painting since childhood. He exhibited his first complete body of work in Houston in 2006, and two years later he began curating locally. By 2011, he had begun working in oil pastel, which remains present in his work today. Throughout his career, Jackson has found that painting on paper offers the most immediate results. Rolls of large format brown paper supply broad stretches of surface for Jackson, and he starts by pulling blocks of color and line out of the plane. Over time he has expanded into photographic collage and pressing his own paper to paint on, both of which are on display here. Jackson has mitigated the unforgiving qualities of paper by designing his own: old work can be shredded and blended down to produce new surfaces, more absorbent and sturdy than they were in their first life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through August 13.

Galleri Urbane will present the first solo exhibition by Houston-based artist, Jonathan Paul Jackson. After participating in Galleri Urbane’s 2021 summer group exhibition, Jackson returns with a solo body of work. "Naturally Yours" features small photo collage pieces on pressed paper which reflect on Jackson’s time at an artist residency in Big Bend, and larger acrylic and oil pastel paintings on paper which represent his decade-plus years of work in paint.

Based in Houston for 20 years, and curating intermittently for 10 of those years, Jackson has been intuitively painting since childhood. He exhibited his first complete body of work in Houston in 2006, and two years later he began curating locally. By 2011, he had begun working in oil pastel, which remains present in his work today. Throughout his career, Jackson has found that painting on paper offers the most immediate results. Rolls of large format brown paper supply broad stretches of surface for Jackson, and he starts by pulling blocks of color and line out of the plane. Over time he has expanded into photographic collage and pressing his own paper to paint on, both of which are on display here. Jackson has mitigated the unforgiving qualities of paper by designing his own: old work can be shredded and blended down to produce new surfaces, more absorbent and sturdy than they were in their first life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through August 13.

Galleri Urbane will present the first solo exhibition by Houston-based artist, Jonathan Paul Jackson. After participating in Galleri Urbane’s 2021 summer group exhibition, Jackson returns with a solo body of work. "Naturally Yours" features small photo collage pieces on pressed paper which reflect on Jackson’s time at an artist residency in Big Bend, and larger acrylic and oil pastel paintings on paper which represent his decade-plus years of work in paint.

Based in Houston for 20 years, and curating intermittently for 10 of those years, Jackson has been intuitively painting since childhood. He exhibited his first complete body of work in Houston in 2006, and two years later he began curating locally. By 2011, he had begun working in oil pastel, which remains present in his work today. Throughout his career, Jackson has found that painting on paper offers the most immediate results. Rolls of large format brown paper supply broad stretches of surface for Jackson, and he starts by pulling blocks of color and line out of the plane. Over time he has expanded into photographic collage and pressing his own paper to paint on, both of which are on display here. Jackson has mitigated the unforgiving qualities of paper by designing his own: old work can be shredded and blended down to produce new surfaces, more absorbent and sturdy than they were in their first life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through August 13.

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Galleri Urbane
2277 Monitor St.
Dallas, TX 75207
https://www.galleriurbane.com/

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