David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Artist Talk: Bill Jacobson | Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction

List Art Auditorium


Photographer and Brown alum Bill Jacobson is best recognized for his ghostly, out of focus images of people. Begun during the height of the AIDS epidemic, the images evoke both loss and the futility of capturing true human likenesses in portraiture and memory.  In recent years, Jacobson has investigated geometry and space —particularly rectangles, which he notes do not exist in nature—in natural and man-made settings.