COOP Gallery / 507 Hagan St. June 1 - 22nd

Jules Jackson

COOP Gallery is pleased to present Good Luck Jules, a series of recent paintings by Chattanooga-based Artist, Jules Jackson. This ongoing body of work explores the universal human tendency to condense our lives into narratives. It follows a fictionalized Jules Jackson through the history that made him who he is, and the echoes of his future. What are the forces that created his values? His quirks? His ambitions? His many anxieties? A wide cast of characters drift in and out of his life. The images in this body of work blend fiction with real events, suggesting a story while refusing to nail down any specific plot-line. Is there a moral to this story? Only if the viewer imagines one.

Jules Jackson is a Chattanooga-based painter and graphic artist. Building on a lifelong interest in cartoons, Jules explores his own transmasculine experience through a cartoonish vision of the human body that bends, stretches, and transforms. His current body of work is a series of self-insert paintings that construct a semi-fictionalized narrative of his life.