Jason Ackman will create a site-specific series of suspended rowboats in the atrium. Meticulously crafted out of reclaimed building material, the boats will be illuminated from within so the work can be seen from street level at night. Jason’s craftsmanship is impeccable. While the boats are strong, stark, simplified shapes, they highlight his skills in woodworking.
Jason Ackman is a sculptor and educator living with his wife and two daughters in the small river township of Frederick, Illinois. His primary focus as an artist is the use of reclaimed building materials to establish narratives for his sculptural works. He and his wife Christy are also co-directors of Farwell House, a summer artist-in-residency program.
Opening Night Reception, Friday, September 8 from 5-8 p.m.