Directly engaging the film-set site, multi-faceted artist Patrick Jackson utilizes the tools of the film trade to create a set within a set. Acknowledging the artifice of the situation, Alley on the Inside (2019)—a made-up psychological term referring to “the dark corners of the mind”—simulates a classic cinematic trope, the outdoor urban back alley, built inside an interior set. Deepening the uncanny atmosphere, several of Jackson’s large-scale wall reliefs, which the artist compares to ectoplasm, spirits pulled from the body and made solid, hang on the faux brick walls.
Kelly Akashi will be an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts at Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands. Akashi was also awarded the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize, which includes an unrestricted grant, a residency in Ojai, and a solo exhibition at the Foundation currently slated to run from June to September of this year.