Becoming: Visions of Childhood

curated by Lois Stavsky

If you've made it this far...please come to the opening reception of Alec Jacobson's latest gallery appearance Thursday, March 27, 2008 7-9 p.m. If you can't make it stop by while the show is still up.

Alec Jacobson will have a painting in this group exhibition at the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life in the main gallery space on the first floor. The show will be up from March 27, 2008 through May 18, 2008. The Bronfman Center is located at 7 East 10th Street between University and 5th Ave.

How to get there: (1) Go to Manhattan. (2) Go to 10th Street between University Place and 5th Avenue. (3) Find building number 7.

Self-portrait of an artist as a young man-child
Other featured artists include: Barbara Bailey, Lloyd Bloom, C215, Cern, Leora Cheshin, Chris Cortes, Meydad Eliyahu, Excusado, Eric Ginsburg, Alec Jacobson, Lisa Lebofsky, Carol Markel, Kenji Nakayama, Aaron Lazansky-Oliva, Carol Radsprecher, Nelson Rivas, Julio Rölle, Bonnie Rothchild, Amitai Sandy, Jill Schifter, Shulie Seidler-Feller, Preet Srivastava, Melanie Vote, Marcy Wasserman, Matthew Wheeler, Zero Cents and Antonio Zito.


Born in New Haven, CT, raised in Rochester, MN, Alec Jacobson began painting four years ago using simple geometric shapes as a backdrop of color for his elementrary looking figures in the foreground. Since beginning at New York University's College of Arts and Sciences in Fall 2005, he has shifted his work to reflect a more recognizable perspective of human personality. Major influences to his media and subject choices include Ralph Steadman, Saul Steinberg, and Lamar Peterson. This past Fall/Winter 2007, Jacobson produced a piece for the Muslim-Jewish Collaboration Project here at the Bronfman Center. This piece was much larger in size than usual and provided an opportunity to value the detail that can go into a larger watercolor and ink painting.

Jacobson is a Math and Computer Science Major at New York University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact Alec Jacobson at alecjacobson AT

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