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September 13, 2003 to December 2, 2003

Cures for Cosmophobia: Paintings by Jackie Tileston

Jackie Tileston's paintings are exercises in the synthesis of oppositions. Melding together digital imagery, the history of abstraction, new physics, Hindu deity images, and Chinese landscape painting, the final composition of Tileston's images propose a new order or sensibility, creating a new world within themselves--full of detail, yet at times, blurring and morphing into an abstracted universe.

As Tileston states, "these works speak to a world in which the beautiful and the absurd, the sacred and the mundane cooperate."

Tileston received a MFA in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, in (1988) and a B.A. in Fine Arts at Yale University, New Haven CT (1983). Tileston now teaches painting at the University of Pennsylvania. Recent solo exhibitions include: University of New Mexico Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (2000); University of Texas at San Antonio, TX (1998); John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1998); Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX (1995 and 1997); and Longview Museum of Art, Longview, TX (1994). Prominent group exhibitions include: Now Serving, Art In General, New York, NY (2002); Viewing Room, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY (2002); The Hot Show, Arlington Museum of Art , Arlington, TX (1999); Texas Abstract: New Painting in the Nineties, McKinney Art Center, Dallas, TX; Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso; Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX; Art Pace, San Antonio, TX (1995-96); and several exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1988-1995). Cures for Cosmophobia is Tileston's first solo exhibition in Philadelphia.

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