Asa Jackson: Cut to the New

On View: May 31 - August 20, 2023

Smith Gallery, main level

Asa Jackson: Cut to the New: A Columbia Hills convergence of textiles and stories is the culmination of Asa Jackson’s participation in the IMPACT Arts Residency. Through a partnership between Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Arlington Cultural Affairs, and Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), the IMPACT Arts Residency engaged the diverse residents of two affordable housing communities located on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA through a series of workshops and gatherings, resulting in the creation of this work of art by Jackson.

The work created by Jackson through the residency will be displayed at MoCA Arlington for the summer before it is permanently installed in the community where the workshops took place. The IMPACT Arts Residency and the presentation of Jackson’s work are supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing.

About the artist
Asa Jackson is an American artist, curator, and director based in Virginia. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including at Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Hodges Taylor Gallery (Charlotte, NC), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), and Samuel Owen Gallery (Greenwich, CT), among many other venues. His work is a part of various prominent collections including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Capital One Corporate Collection, and the Hascoe Family Collection.
Jackson founded 670 Gallery in Virginia, leading the gallery as its director from 2014-2017. Jackson is the co-founder and executive director of the CAN Foundation, a not-for-profit arts organization in Newport News, Virginia, with a focus on artist development, arts education, and public projects. He currently serves on the board of the Virginia Commission for the Arts where he acted as chairman for FY 2022.

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