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Merry Christmas Past

From 1986 to 1992 Reactor’s artists and designers provided Bata Shoes with retail consultation, seasonal brand positioning, tactical advertising, promotions, in-store P.O.P. and magazine advertising for 500 stores across Canada. These are four of the Holiday display posters from over the years. Louis Fishauf is the art director. The art is by Jamie Bennett, Blair Drawson, Jeff Jackson and Maurice Vellekoop.

Illustration by Jamie Bennett


Illustration by Blair Drawson


Illustration by Jeff Jackson


Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop

December 4, 2018

Jeff Jackson’s Paris Sketchbook

Many thanks to Michael Kohn for making this little movie.

October 18, 2018

The lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater.

“At night the roof of the tower when lit seems to lift off and the lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater. After my meal I walked towards the building as the rain had stopped. At ground level the tower is all blocked off with barbed wire and an iron fence secures the site as foreboding. It is no longer a Pirelli building but Comune di Milano.”

Jeff Jackson’s Ponti Milano show starts this Thursday, September 1st. The reception runs from 6pm–9pm. See you there!

Augustus Jones
33 Davies St.
Toronto, ON
M4W 2A9

 

September 19, 2017

ITALIANTE by Jeff Jackson

“ITALIANTE”
Exhibition by JEFF JACKSON

Opening Reception: Wednesday June 7, 2017
6:30 pm – 930pm
Exhibition continues until July 5, 2017

at the

JOSEPH D. CARRIER GALLERY
COLUMBUS CENTRE

901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON

June 2, 2017

Select Works With A Twist Exhibition

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST
January 16 – February 5, 2017

Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S.
Cambridge, ON
519.621.0460

Selected from the Idea Exchange Permanent Collection, nine limited edition tapestries commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by French arts impresario Marie Cuttoli by famous artists of the time. They were manufactured by the renowned weavers of Aubusson, and sold in art galleries around the world. Idea Exchange acquired them through donation and has never before exhibited them as a group.

Accompanying this collection of tapestries are 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by the studio, Reactor Art and Design. Starting in 1987, Reactor began creating one-of-a-kind and few-of-a-kind rugs for homes owners, architects and interior designers in Canada and the United States. The goal of Reactor’s rugs was to bring art off the walls and bring it to the “fifth wall” by exploring the visual opportunities that looking down offers. Sometimes the rugs were the result of commissions, others were the result of a personal vision. Most of the rugs were one-of-a-kind and others were done in small numbers. Jamie Bennett, Federico Botana, Steven Guarnaccia, Barbara Klunder, Jeff Jackson, James Marsh, Maurice Vellekoop, Tracey Wood, and Rene Zamic were the Reactor artists who designed Reactor rugs from 1987 to 2001.

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST features the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

Mon – Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.Idea

Exchange Art + Design presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

 

January 20, 2017

Idea Exchange Collection Exhibition – Select Works with a Twist

‘Select Works with a Twist’ opens today at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge. The collection exhibition features 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by Reactor Art and Design, as well as nine limited edition tapestries designed by famous 20th century artists.

Featuring the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

January 16 – February 5, 2017
Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S., Cambridge, ON
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm

For more information, visit http://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/select-works-twist.

  

January 16, 2017

Illustrations by Jeff Jackson for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Jeff Jackson was commissioned by Paul Hodgson of Trajectory to create four full color paintings and multiple spot illustrations for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s 2016 tour featuring Lisbon, Portugal.

 

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June 22, 2016

50.2014 An Exhibition of 50 Artists

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To launch their new gallery enterprise, INDEX G is presenting 50.2014, an exhibition of 50 artists. The gallery invited 25 artists to exhibit a piece of work and asked each of the 25 artists to invite one other artist to exhibit a piece as well.  The result is 50 works by 50 artists.

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50 Artists: Amy Wong, Andrew Yeung, Andjelka Jovanic, Arthur Thorpe, Ben Green, Christine Peterson, Colleen Buzzard, Elizabeth Greisman, Erik Jerezano, Fiona Smyth, Frog King, Gaye Jackson, Han Xu, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Holly Lee, Irina Schestakovich, Isabelle Jackson, Janet Potter, Jeff Jackson, Jenal Dolson, Jesi The Elder, Jose Ortega, José Teodoro, Juana Zuniga, Kai Chan, Kayoko Tanaka, Kurt Ketchum, Laura Baron, Lee Ka-sing, Hua YiLiu, Loretta Firmani, Lulu Ladron de Guevara, Lisa Cristinzo, Li Kam-fai, Marina Black, Mark Connery, Maureen Nathan, Millie Chen, Noriko Saito, Normand Rajotte, Patrick McCue, Sally Ayre, Sal Aprile, Shelley Savor, Sio, Tina Oehmsen-Clark, Tomio Nitto, Uros Jelic, Warren Quigley, Ximena Berecochea.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, 15 March, 3-6 pm
Gallery 50
50 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto

The show runs from March 15 to March 30
Wednesday to Sunday 1-5 pm

March 14, 2014

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October 11, 2013

Touched by Fire 2013 Call For Entry

It’s that time of the year again, the Touched By Fire art show, “the art show you have to be crazy to enter,” is an exhibition showcasing the best works submitted by artists with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The exhibition’s sponsor, the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario has announced the 2013 call for entries. The deadline for artists to submit entries for the annual show is Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 5:00pm.

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Hundreds of submissions will be juried down to eighty or so truly outstanding works. Once again Jeff Jackson created this year’s the painting for the Touched by Fire campaign. Click on the image to connect to the Touched By Fire website for more information and entry forms.
The Touched By Fire exhibition will be held Thursday, November 5, 2013

September 11, 2013