Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato”

 

A SURVEY OF WORKS by Oliver Lee Jackson (born 1935) is on view at Rena Bransten Gallery. “Vibrato” features mixed-media paintings, prints, and sculpture dating from the 1980s and 2009 to 2021. Infused with spirit and emotion, Jackson’s powerful abstract pictures are worlds unto themselves. Color functions as form. Improvisation and experimentation channel the artist’s deep connections to jazz. The gallery show is part of a chorus of presentations currently showcasing the artist’s work. “Oliver Lee Jackson: Any Eyes” at the di Rose Center for Contemporary Art in Napa, Calif., and “Oliver Lee Jackson” at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Saint Louis, Mo., are both on view through Feb. 20, 2022. Born in Saint Louis, Mo., Jackson has lived in Oakland, Calif., for more than 40 years. CT

 

“Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato” is on view at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, Calif., from Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021

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OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “No. 2, 2019 (12.9.19),” 2019 (oil-based paints, mixed media on panel, 96 x 96 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “No. 3, 2020 (11.9.20),” 2020 (oil-based paints, mixed media on panel, 96 x 72 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato,” Rena Bransten Gallery (Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021). | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “Intaglio Drypoint III,” 1985 (drypoint: ink on paper, 36 1/2 x 48 1/2 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “Untitled II,” 2021. | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 


Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato,” Rena Bransten Gallery (Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021). | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “No. 11, 2015 (9.12.15),” 2015 (oil-based paints, mixed media on panel, 95 x 72 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “Painting No. 8, 2014 (8.15.14),” 2014 (oil-based pigments on gessoed panel, 47 x 35 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 

Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato,” Rena Bransten Gallery (Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021). | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “Unique Intaglio Proof I, 2021 (3.29.21),” 2021 (intaglio prints, mixed media on paper, 59 x 35 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


OLIVER LEE JACKSON, “No. 4, 2020 (12.10.21),” 2020 (oil-based paints, mixed media on panel, 96 x 72 inches). | © Oliver Lee Jackson, Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery

 


Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato,” Rena Bransten Gallery (Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021). | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Oliver Lee Jackson: Vibrato,” Rena Bransten Gallery (Oct. 2-Nov. 27, 2021). | Courtesy the artist and Rena Bransten Gallery, Photo by John Janca

 

BOOKSHELF
An illustrated brochure was published to accompany the Oliver Lee Jackson’s exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

 

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