I visited Katherine Jackson in her Williamsburg studio yesterday to get a closer, more comprehensive look at her multifariously formal artworks in light and glass that are abundantly luminous on levels literal and metaphorical alike.
While looking at, into and discussing a dozen or so of those pieces—some of which feature incised drawings or variably configured lines of poetry with LEDs, while others feature bullets embedded with grave permanence in warfare-grade bulletproof glass—we talked about halos, shadows, land mines, reflectivities, proximities of texts and signs, and the ultimate atomization of lines.
We also talked about cats, turtles and bears (‘oh my!’ implied).
Here are a handful of photos I took during my visit. For more images and info, including details about one of Jackson’s pieces you can see most anytime at Interface, a Manhattan lounge for local creatives, visit her website.
Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.