Zac Jackson: “It’s Not as Bad as it Looks”

Zac Jackson sculptures will be on display in the Gallery at Woodbridge through March 26. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts and Sciences Building and is accessible to people with disabilities. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Jackson’s sculptures exemplify the reactionary impulses to situations that arouse stress and tension. Sourcing his own experiences as well as those of people he has interviewed, Jackson addresses both physical and mental evidence of stress, whether overt or just barely perceptible. Jackson’s work in cast plastic and screen-printed fiberglass, what he calls “a collection of anxieties,” addresses the unseen manifestations of tension as they reflect relationships to exterior environments and personal space.

His previous solo exhibition, “Getting Ugly,” premiered at the Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C., in 2012, and his work has been included in many regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions.

A NOVA alumnus, Jackson went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture from the University of Maryland. He is an assistant professor and head of the sculpture program at NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus.

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