Tomashi Jackson “Everything There and Not There”

Broadway Gallery NYC is proud to present
“Everything There and Not There”
Solo Exhibition of work by
Tomashi Jackson
The exhibition Everything There and Not There will take place fro August 1 to 15. The opening reception, which will feature live music from Escarioka and a Special Guest with be held on Saturday August 2, 6-8pm.
Artist Tomashi Jackson is a 4th year student at The Cooper Union School of Art and recipient of The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry in 2008. The works on view at The Broadway Gallery are an introduction to the language that will be used to translate field work data into imagery and experience for her upcoming project Everything There and Not There .

The project team for Everything There and Not There consists of Omar Walker a 3rd year student at The Cooper Union School of Architechture, Nia K. Evans a recent graduate of Columbia University Teachers College, Linday Willemain photographer, Zoe McCloskey recent graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art and printmaker, and Tomashi Jackson 4th year student at The Cooper Union School of Art and recipient of The Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry.
Together they will travel to Central America to conduct interviews and produce documentation around indigenous collective memory and waste management past and present. The exhibition acts not only as a prelude to the trip, but also a fundraiser for Jackson’s voyage beginning August 5th and ending August 27th. Each piece of work within the exhibition is a prototype for the visual languag she will use to translate her findings from the trip in the form of drawings, printmaking, painting, and sculpture. The body of work reflects two years of inquiry into visual documentation of primarily oral histories, creating surfaces from discarded materials, light sensitivity and interactive installation strategies.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art will host an opening for all four Benjamin Menschel Fellowship projects—including Jackson’s own—in early November 2008.