Master Class 2022: Matthew Day Jackson
13 October 2022
Known for a wide-ranging, evocative, imaginative, and deeply conceptual multi-media practice, U.S based artist Matthew Day Jackson discusses his work. Working across sculpture, film, photography, painting, performance, and installation, Jackson has long explored the dialectics of historical narratives and dominant ideology. These investigations address the American Dream myth, science and technology, and modes of power through idiosyncratic materials and wide-ranging production methods. Jackson uses frameworks such as domestic space, exploration, conquest, and space travel to illuminate the relationship and tension between materiality and ideal. He elucidates and expands our understanding of the evolution of human thought and what it means to live in the age of an endangered planet. The resultant work is an uncanny and discomfited distillation of a failed utopia.
Matthew Day Jackson’s (b 1974, Panorama City) work has been presented internationally in solo exhibitions including Serlachuis Museum in Mantta, Finland; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany;
Qiao Space in Shanghai China, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta; Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, The Netherlands; MAMbo in Bologna, Italy; and Kunstmuseum Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland.