Tomashi Jackson’s Powerful Art Reckons with America’s Present and Overlooked Histories

Tomashi Jackson, portrait by Awol Erizku, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery Tomashi Jackson is interested in American myths—illusions of democracy and equity within a system designed to oppress. Earlier this year, the artist debuted a solo exhibition of collage paintings, titled “Forever My Lady,”at Night Gallery in Los Angeles, marking Jackson’s first show in her hometown. The work in it has lost none of its relevancy as Americans prepare for perhaps what may be the most contested presidential election in U.S. history. Bold investigations of color in the school of Josef Albers were layered with social […]


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