Upcoming exhibition at the Idea Lab

THE WAY BACK HOME

WORK FROM ARIEL RENÉ JACKSON

October 28, 2021 - March 4, 2022

Curated by Kendyll Gross, Curator of Public Programs

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

  

The way back home brings together four distinct bodies of work that Austin-based artist Ariel René Jackson has produced over the past five years. The video and mixed-media works on view mine issues of identity and inheritance by considering what is passed down from previous generations and exploring the stories embedded in the places we call home. Throughout the exhibition, Jackson uses found objects, soil, dried flowers, and other detritus to reference the rural landscape of her native Louisiana. These items are interwoven into screenprints of family members and mixed-media allusions to familial farmland, underscoring the roles people and place play in how we define our present selves.