Apr 24, 2024, 6PM

In Conversation: Tomashi Jackson and Hallie Ringle

Image of Tomashi Jackson by Nik Massey. Courtesy the artist and Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

Exhibiting artist Tomashi Jackson and Hallie Ringle, Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator reflect on the paintings and videos featured in Across the Universe –the first exhibition to bring together paintings, video, prints, and sculpture from the past eight years of Jackson’s practice. Together they will explore Jackson’s distinct use of materials as well as her interests in color theory, grassroots organizing, and systemic racism. 

Experience Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe during extended gallery hours that evening (6-6:30 pm). The talk will also be accompanied by a book signing and light reception. 

Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe is organized by Miranda Lash, Ellen Bruss Senior Curator at MCA Denver and organized for ICA by Hallie Ringle, Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator, with support from Denise Ryner, Andrea B. Laporte Curator and Kristina Centore, Curatorial Project Manager and Administrative Coordinator.


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Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided for this program. If you require any accessibility accommodations or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey at bclottey@ica.upenn.edu.

About the artist

Tomashi Jackson (b. 1980 in Houston, Texas) combines practices of painting, printmaking, and sculpture with archival research in areas of public infrastructure policy. The work interrogates intersections between formal languages of visual art and political languages driving histories of segregation, voting rights, education, transportation, labor, and housing in the United States. Considering color as both chromatic and social, Jackson’s work embraces compositional abstraction to investigate the interaction of color and its impact on the perceived value of human life in public space. 


Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Stacey & Robert Goergen Jr., Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, the Nash Family Foundation, Joline & David Stemerman, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.

Support for Tomashi Jackson: Across the Universe has been provided by Dorothy & Martin Bandier, Arthur Cohen & Daryl Otte, Christina Weiss Lurie, and Dorothy Altman Weber.