Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim
Produced to accompany an exhibition presented at the Parrish Art Museum, July 11—November 7, 2021, Tomashi Jackson: The Land Claim is an exploration of the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Indigenous, Black, and Latinx families on the East End of Long Island. The exhibition investigates how issues of housing, transportation, livelihood, migration, and agriculture link these communities.
The clear plastic jacket of this publication is a nod to Tomashi’s use of large strips of plastic as well as intricate layers of various materials. The pages are organized in three sections, each section printed on a different paper stock. The first section was printed on a bright white coated sheet. Section 2, used an uncoated sheet and printed in one color, reflex blue. This section covers the in-depth interviews and research that led to the final works. The last section, the exhibition works, was printed on a glossy stock to enhance the vibrancy of the Tomashi’s works and use of shiny plastic.
Essays by Corinne Erni and artist Eric N. Mack, interviews with a cohort of Jackson’s research collaborators, and drawings by Martha Schnee.
9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 30.5 cm), 96 pages