This exhibition explores different interpretations of the humans’ need for connection through the work of Joyce Tipton and Jonathan Paul Jackson. Through very different techniques and materials, these two artists investigate our relationship with others, with our environment, and ultimately with ourselves.
Through her outstanding photographs, Tipton focuses on thoroughly studying the behavior of a variety of bird species. Her keen observations allow her to find not only clues of how birds relate to each other, but also interesting parallels between birds and humans. Tipton also delves into more philosophical and environmental issues such as the impact of modern life on certain species, whole ecosystems, and ultimately on the planet and all its inhabitants.
Multi-media artist Jackson’s investigation includes experimentations with color while researching the different ways that application of paint and color can affect the composition of a piece. Nature plays an essential role in the work of Jackson, not only as an endless source of inspiration, but also as the basis of a more conceptual exploration where he reflects on how the same scene can be subject to a wider variety of interpretations.
Tipton’s colorful and detailed photographs and Jackon’s intriguing mixed-media pieces invite viewers to think about how humans relate to each other, ponder the ways we connect with nature, and review our needs to tune into our inner selves.