Bugzdale (AKA Anthony Jackson)
May 4 - June 4
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery presents “Community”, a solo exhibition of work by Bugzdale (AKA Anthony Jackson).
A previously scheduled Zoom conversation for May 7 has been canceled. Instead, please join us for a Closing Reception for the artist on Saturday, June 4, from 2 – 4 pm!
Bugzdale is from Mandeville, Jamaica, and grew up in New York City. His Jamaican-American background, and ties to communities in Queens, NY, and Jamaica, as well as other places, old family photos, and memories, all inform his art. Through drawing, painting, and a variety of other media Bugzdale aims to amplify ideas about the black experience in our society. He says: “I focus on the themes that affect my community: class, race, police brutality, corrupt government, death, and other issues, to show the way in which black men and women are made targets, and to find a way to celebrate the lives of these under-represented individuals. I create a world where these people can survive, and find a way to be themselves, while being free from imprisonment, both metaphorical and real. I want to represent the ‘humanness’ of these figures, outside of media stereotypes”.
Bugzdale earned his Associates Degree of Applied Science in New Media Technology from LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY, and both his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree and Masters of Fine Art Degree in Studio Art from SUNY at Albany University. His awards include a Painting & Drawing Departmental Award and the Roanne Kulakoff Award, both through SUNY Albany, NY. His recent exhibitions include A Seat At The Table, Likkle Gallery, Queens, NY; Infinite Uncertainty, Opalka Gallery at Russell Sage College, Albany, NY; The Other Virus Exhibit, Second St. Studios, Troy, NY, and his MFA Thesis Show 2020, SUNY Albany University Museum, Albany, NY. In addition, since 2018 Bugzdale has been participating in an ongoing exhibition and project titled Seeking Sanctuary; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness with the Underground Railroad Education Center, Albany, NY. Learn more about his work at www.bugzdale.com.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets in Lake George, NY. During scheduled exhibitions dates our in-person office and gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm. If you need to reach us between active exhibition dates we are available through phone and/or email:
Laura Von Rosk, Gallery Director, 518.323.5499, [email protected]
Tanya Tobias-Tomis, Executive Director, 518.832.0183, t[email protected]
This exhibition is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; the Town and Village of Lake George; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; 518 Profiles; The Alfred Z Solomon Charitable Trust and LGAP members. Please Join us today!