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Suzanne Jackson in Conversation with Janine Mileaf


Savannah-based painter and artist-run gallery pioneer Suzanne Jackson has been making work since the 1960s and brings to The Arts Club a series of radical paintings lifting the pigment and medium off the canvas, as no artist has done before. These partially transparent works suspend color, light, material, and form in mid-air, literally removing painting from the constraints of the support. Through a selective representation of pivotal works from the past twenty-five years, as well as a newly made monumental installation, the Fall 2022 exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago presents Jackson’s turn to environmental abstraction, marking the territory and trajectory of her late-life breakthrough paintings. Jackson sits down with Arts Club Executive Director and Chief Curator Janine Mileaf to discuss her life, work, and influences