Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, Texas is pleased to announce the opening of Freefall, a
survey of ten paintings from 2006
to the present by the artist Jackie Tileston. An opening reception for the artist will be held Saturday,
May 12, from 6:00 to
8:00 pm. The exhibition continues through Saturday, August 4th.
Jackie Tileston continues to bring a global sensibility to her work by drawing from
many different cultures. Her cosmopolitan
background lends authority to her painterly affirmations of the medium's innate capacity to absorb,
transform and interpret
the global nature of contemporary society. She has spent months at a time living in India and Italy,
absorbing the cultural
influences and gathering pictorial material, motifs and inspiration for her paintings. Tilestons
trans-cultural life journey has
taken her from her birthplace of the Philippines to Philadelphia, where she currently is a Professor
of painting at the
University of Pennsylvania.
Dense areas of vivid color and imagery exist alongside nebulous dustings of powdered
pigment and expanses of bare linen,
creating opulent and sophisticated surfaces. Into this wide spectrum, the artist also overlaps recognizable
Chinese landscape painting, with transfers of French wallpapers and rustic panoramas from art history
directly onto the
Jackie Tileston was recently awarded a prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
to Painters and Sculptors. In 2006 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, in
2004 a PEW Fellowship in the Arts, and in 2005 she was honored with a Bellagio
Residency in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation. Jackie Tileston received a B.A.
from Yale University in 1983, an M.F.A. from Indiana University in 1988, and was
a Core Fellow in the residency program of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from
Her work has appeared in exhibition venues throughout the U.S. such as: ArtPace
in San Antonio, Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Delaware Center for
Contemporary Art, Galveston Art Center in Texas, McKinney Avenue
Contemporary in Dallas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Philadelphia Art Alliance
in Pennsylvania, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of
New Mexico in Albuquerque and the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Museum
South Texas in Corpus Christi, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, and the West Virginia
University Art Museum.
Holly Johnson Gallery is located at 1411 Dragon Street in Dallas. Gallery hours
are 11 am to 5 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. The gallery is a member of
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. For more information call 214-369-0169,
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