Herb Jackson at Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh

Herb Jackson,  Tasting the Sea , 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48” (Photo: David Ramsey)

Herb Jackson, Tasting the Sea, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48” (Photo: David Ramsey)

Top Raleigh art gallery Lee Hansley gallery present new works by Herb Jackson.

Herb Jackson
Lee Hansley Gallery

Herb Jackson, who has a solo show opening this month in Raleigh, is among the most collected living artists in the state today.  The exhibition opens November 5 and will run through December 29 at Lee Hansley Gallery.  This will mark Jackson’s first exhibition in the gallery’s new warehouse space located at Dock 1053 just north of downtown Raleigh at the intersection of Whitaker Mill Road and Atlantic Avenue.

Work by the Raleigh native is also currently on exhibit at the new Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the campus of North Carolina State University.  It will also run through the end of the year.

Jackson, who was professor of art at Davidson College, his alma mata, for 42 years earned his MFA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970.  His works are in over 100 public collections.
Jackson painted and exhibited professionally throughout his teaching career and retired to paint full time at his spacious studio in downtown Davidson.  Jackson also is a master printmaker.

Paintings by Jackson are pure abstraction.  And while they may seem accidental, each work is constructed of many layers of paint--often as many as 30 layers--which the artist scrapes into with various implements in order to reveal--or excavate--layers of color beneath the surface.  The surfaces are very rough and tactile and his pallet is vivid.  Herb Jackson is a true colorist.  His works are identified by very poetic titles.

The reception on November 5 is open to the public and live entertainment will be provided.

Lee Hansley Gallery
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh (919) 828-7557
Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm