'Shore' ebbs and flows with nautical imagery and sounds

Contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of Deborah Jack's art installation "Shore."

"Shore," Deborah Jack, 2012, video/sound installation

KALAMAZOO—Deborah Jack will exhibit her work "Shore" at Western Michigan University's Monroe-Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Oct. 18 through Nov. 9. The exhibit is curated by Frostic School of Art Assistant Professor Adriane Little.

An artist whose work is based in video and sound installation, photography, painting and text, Jack's exhibit deals with trans-cultural existence, memory, and the effects of colonialism and mythology through re-memory.

Deborah Jack

Deborah Jack is assistant professor of art at New Jersey City University. In addition to her success in the visual arts, she has published two poetry collections, "The Rainy Season" and "skin." Her poetry has appeared in The Caribbean Writer and Calabash, and she has recited her work in the Caribbean, United States, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Awards and honors include a Lightwork Artist-in-Residence, Big Orbit Gallery Summer Artist in Residence and the Photography Institute-National Graduate Seminar Fellow. Jack is also a member of the art collective Evolutionary Girls Club. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the Caribbean, the United States and Europe. Her work is part of the Lightwork collection, the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University, the collection of the Island Government of St. Martin as well as several private collections.

Gallery hours

RCVA galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Don Desmett at donald.desmett@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2455.