“Roxanne Jackson’s work…enters the territory of animal personification and the monstrous. Her creature palms and skulls are between beings and life forms and with titles like Microdosing, Black Magic, and Delft Punk they are an invitation to the shadow. Her work calls to mind the personification often given to the DMT-containing plants ayahuasca or various mythological creatures of destruction/resurrection that are necessary, but slightly terrifying.”

Excerpt from the catalog essay by Sarah Walko, for the exhibition “Shadow of the Gradient” at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (June - July 2019)

Photo by Lauren Silberman

Photo by Lauren Silberman