On first glance, it might be easy to write off the work of Seattle artist Jane Lackey as mumbo-jumbo, but when one studies the materials she uses, her interests in neuroscience, genetics, and speech patterns, pieces like those from the above series, Survey, seem to make a bit more sense. Using paint, tape, and stickers, Lackey has constructed these textured pieces reminiscent of subway maps. In reality, they are representative diagrams of the conversations between twelve individuals in an artist residency in France. Abstract, sure, but it is interesting to know that every single dot and every line on the pieces have some kind of significance.
Lackey will be a visiting artist at Pratt Fine Arts Center on March 12th, at 6:30pm.