Kurt Jackson: Revisiting Turner’s Tourism & Pigeonholed
April 9, 2018
An exhibition of work by ACS member Kurt Jackson in which the artist has followed the footsteps of JMW Turner is currently on show at the Jackson Foundation Gallery.
JMW Turner made a series of trips to the South West in the early nineteenth century in search of ‘the picturesque’, and Jackson has revisited these locations in the present day to make his own works in response to Turner’s artistic approach and any changes in the lie of the land.
Jackson has also raised significant funds for the Prisoners of Conscience Appeal with his Pigeonholed project. This collection of work depicts wood pigeons, racing pigeons and doves that become visual metaphors for the experiences of prisoners of conscience, which were then auctioned off for the charity late last year.