September 11 - October 24, 2015 
Opening + Artist Talk: Friday, September 11, 5 - 9 pm

Jane Lackey's art crosses disciplines, intersecting drawing, fibers, graphics, sculpture and participation manifesting in immersive experiences. Her conceptual works on paper and cloth trace ideas such as social systems of communication, mapping place, language and identity. Lackey's installation at GOCA will feature atmospheric, semi-transparent "pockets of space" that emerge from the process and materiality of her works on paper and invite participation through open-ended questions, writing, mark- making and reflection. 

About her practice, Lackey states: "Our inner systems are magnified and reflected in the exterior built world and within inner-connections between people and actions. Whether we engage socially in situ or link up through virtual communication, discussions, conversations and actions move between us invisibly forming glue -- a short lived genetic bond prompted by a synaptic charge. To lock and unlock these bonds in mapped visual relationships, I use tape, stickers, dots, labels and stitches of thread that are easily adhered to or released from larger fields of paper as they mark direction and place." Jane Lackey's artwork has recently been exhibited at the Loranger Art and Architecture Center, Detroit; The Wellcome Trust, London; I Space, Chicago; Ashville Art Museum, North Carolina; Beach Museum, Manhattan, KS; Exit Art, and Tang Museum, NY. She has received grants from Artist Trust, Seattle, the NEA and the Illinois Arts Council and been awarded residency/fellowships from the LaNapoule Foundation and Camargo Foundation in France. Lackey recently received the 2011 Creative Artist Exchange Fellowship sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission and NEA. Her work is included in numerous private, public and museum collections. Lackey has a venerable career as an educator paralleling her work as a practicing artist, serving as Professor and Department Chair of Fiber at Kansas City Art Institute (1980 - 1997) and as Head of Fibers at Cranbrook Academy of Art (1997-2007). She currently works and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. | www.janelackey.com

 Learn more about the artist HERE.


Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 5 pm