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Portraits of Jonathan, George and Georgia Jackson. Carl Richardson. Screenprints.
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Portraits of Jonathan, George, and Georgia Jackson commemorate the contributions of people marked for death and/or erasure for the words they spoke and the human rights they stood up for. These were living beings who had a vision for their community, and because of that, they are gone and their memory and examples repressed. Each portrait is composed of a single, unbroken line, summoning concepts of simplicity, interconnectedness, absence, departure and survival. Fragments of passages readable in changing orders welcome nonlinear interaction, recollection, engagement, and collaboration.
"The process of making has always been a passion," writes Carl Richardson. "I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to show my work regularly throughout my adult years. For 26 years I have been sharing my passion with students at Spokane Falls Community College. Art gives voice to those things that I cannot articulate with the spoken word. Creativity gives freedom to my mind to express feelings that otherwise would remain suppressed."