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Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe Reception

About the Event


Sep 18, 6 – 8pm


Aidekman Arts Center / Medford

Join us for a public reception for Jackson’s solo exhibition Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe. Presenting the first mid-career retrospective of the Cambridge-based artist, Across the Universe brings together vibrant prints, paintings, videos, textiles, and sculptures from Jackson’s past decade of work that powerfully explore systemic inequities found throughout U.S. history.

Influenced by California muralist traditions, Jackson’s work scrutinizes the mechanics of societal power and recognizes triumphs in civil rights advocacy and the empowerment of communities of color. Featuring artworks inspired by communities and individuals in New York, Missouri, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, and Athens, Greece, Across the Universe demonstrates Jackson’s ongoing commitment to investigating underrecognized histories and visualizing recurring patterns in American democracy.

Image: Tomashi Jackson, Blessed Be the Rock (1920s Dearfield Group, 1970s Ruth Flowers in The Little Rectangle, & the 1972 Second Baptist Church Choir), 2023. Photo courtesy of the artist and Tilton Gallery.