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Jim Pearson – Memory and Bone MJR

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Jim Pearson – Memory and Bone MJR

Jim Pearson

"Landscape, Memory and Bone MJR"

Archival, digital, inkjet print , 8.4" x 34"

Sale Price $500

Artist Statement

The Landscape, Memory and Bone series of digital, ink jet prints shows enigmatic, disheveled, awkward and brooding memoryscapes. Marks and forms organically grow intertwined and unpredictable; creating layers of textural surface that become deeper and richer as they are drawn, then erased, worked then reworked, constructed then deconstructed. Each work has changed dramatically from start to finish. Allowing for serendipity, the compositions were left open and flexible, for as long as possible, as to not force the work in any one direction. This allowed for surprises.


Jim Pearson was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1946. He completed a B.S. degree in Art Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University where he studied with Rudy Pozzatti and Marvin Lowe. Mr. Pearson was on the art faculty at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana from 1979 to 2006; retiring in 2006. After retiring, he taught himself how to work with digital media. The many years of teaching college level drawing and printmaking, using traditional tools and methodologies, have transferred well to his study of this new and challenging 21st Century medium. Over the past five years, he has exhibited his digital prints, photomontage prints, photographs, and digital drawings in over 80 national and international juried exhibitions; winning several awards in these exhibitions. Jim was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant for creative research in printmaking and painting. He is represented by Gallerie Hertz in Louisville, Kentucky and Editions Limited in Indianapolis, Indiana.