HUMANS I SEE EVERY DAY
Alec Jacobson's gallery of paintings at the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life on the 3rd Floor will be up until Wednesday, 12 March 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.
``Alex's Search for Myself'', 2008
``Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish'', 2008
``C.M.Y.K. and a Strange Green Drink'', 2008
``Lauren Hamersmith and a Friend'', 2008
``Two Girl Faces One with Her Tongue Out'', 2007
``Modest Mouse Cover Band Guitarist Who'd Rather Be Danny Glover'', 2008
``Party Freaks with a Z: Ben McFadden a.k.a. McFabulous'', 2008, and ``Party Freaks with a Z: Colin Raffel a.k.a. Bob Villian a.k.a. The Abrahammer'', 2008
``Self-portrait #01'', 2008
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.
The 10 paintings of Humans I See Every Day embrace this decision to work on a larger scale. The subjects for each piece are scenes from Jacobson's life in on form or another---whether from advertising, internet videos, or personal photographs. All represent a people in some state, but also a certain perception provided by the color choices and inking strokes. For some there is another layer of relationship between the written word and the painted image. All 10 pieces were created this Winter 2007-2008 for this gallery now.
Jacobson is a Math and Computer Science Major at New York University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Contact Alec Jacobson at alecjacobson AT gmail.com