My sculpture is an exploration of the human psyche in which I strive to show duality of emotions. In order to express these ideas, I use feelings that have been turned into recognizable visual objects, or symbols, and juxtapose them with other elements to create this duality. Through the anthropomorphism of animals, the use of strong body language of figures and the use of symbolism, I can convey my emotions and ideas in a way that is more approachable for viewers. The end result is familiarity with an oddness that makes it compelling.
Darla Jackson hails from South Jersey but planted her roots in Philly in 1999. In 2003, she graduated from Moore College with a BFA in Sculpture. Jackson currently works out of her studio in North Philadelphia and teaches at both Stockton College in NJ and the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philly. She loves her cats and her husband. She hates slugs and parking tickets.
01/2009 - Darla Jackson vs. Anne Canfield - Center for Emerging Visual Artists - Philadelphia, PA
12/2008 - Perspectives - The Ice Box - Philadelphia, PA
12/2008 - White Hot - Bahdeebahdu - Philadelphia, PA
09/2008 - Old School - Uppercase Gallery - Alberta, Canada