Homer Jackson & Sherman Fleming


Homer Jackson & Sherman Fleming

The New Face of Uncle Tom
18 x 15 inches
Printed by The Brodsky Center; 2006 

Edition of 20

Homer Jackson, an artist from Philadelphia, began his career as a printmaker and has since expanded to other mediums, including installation. He fearlessly uses an assortment of unusual materials to achieve a work’s desired vision. Jackson holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. He has exhibited at New York’s Art in General gallery; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Eastern State Penitentiary, also in Philadelphia; and other venues. Jackson’s performance pieces have been staged at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. During his artistic career, he has received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship, a performance grant from Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, and a National Endowment for the Arts Commissioning Partners Grant.

Sherman Fleming is a visual and performance artist examining bodily gestures as psychological and societal actions. His inspiration stems from African and Black Atlantic traditions and ideas emerging from racial and sexist constructs.  Sherman has exhibited or held performances in Durham, NC; Atlanta, GA; The Netherlands; South Africa; Washington, DC; Houston, TX; and Philadelphia, PA. His performance work has been featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, Franklin Furnace in New York, and George Mason University in Virginia. Sherman has been a visiting critic at the University of Pennsylvania, and an artist-in-residence at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Sherman is a 2013 grant recepient from the Franklin Furnace Fund.


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