Jackson Slattery attempts to create paintings that are in equal parts sincere and indifferent, both stylistically and conceptually. In addressing this binary, his focus falls on the relationship between the viewer, the painter and the painting whilst acknowledging the system in which the works are made. In this most recent body of work, Slattery is reducing his subject matter to light, providing a detailed visual diary that is devoid of context and recognizable subject matter. Time, presence and the shared experience are Slattery’s core concerns in this series of paintings.
Jackson Slattery has shown both locally and internationally, including solo presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Shodoshima Triennale, Japan; and Galerie Desaga, Cologne. Recent group shows include, Des horizons d'attente, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, En bonne compagnie, Bradley Ertaskiran and Vous êtes (je suis) ici, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain Inc. He has also participated in several international residencies which include: ISCP, NYC; Summlung Lenikus, Vienna; and Stonehouse, France. Slattery’s work is in private, public and institutional collections, both locally and overseas, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada.