Photos by G. Art by Herb Jackson.
American abstract expressionist artist Herb Jackson has had (and is still enjoying) an amazing career. Spanning over 50 years, he’s had over 150 one-person exhibitions including the first exhibition of American art in the former Soviet Union. His work is displayed in over 125 museums across the world. The Claire Oliver Gallery in New York is now featuring a collection of his latest work, “Firestorm in the Teahouse.” Herb Jackson’s paintings are built by the addition of thin layers of pigment, which are scraped off as they are being applied. His finished canvases are often between 100 and 200 layers in depth. You cannot possibly see the amazing detail of his works in these pictures, so I urge you to see them for yourself at the Claire Oliver Gallery.
In addition to seeing these amazing works of art, a new monograph of Herb Jackson’s career is available at the Claire Oliver Gallery. “Firestorm in the Teahouse” is showing until March 26, 2011 at the Claire Oliver Gallery which is located at 513 West 26th Street in New York. Don’t miss it!
I attended the opening night gala reception and I was fortunate enough to meet Herb Jackson. I had the opportunity to express my love for his work and he was very nice. See a picture of myself with Herb Jackson after the jump.