Image: 40.5 x 50.7 cm (15 15/16 x 19 15/16 in.); Paper: 40.5 x 50.7 cm (15 15/16 x 19 15/16 in.)
Purchased with funds donated by Jolene Friedman and Harold Eisenman in memory of their dear friend Jeff Jacobson 2020.275
© Jeff Jacobson
Jeff Jacobson said that “I simultaneously feel deeply at home in this country and like a perpetual visitor to a strange and bizarre land.”
We, the viewers, are on the stage with those seeking healing through faith. Jacobson was a pioneer of open flash, which combines a strobe, which freezes the action, with slow shutter speeds, which blurs motion. Motion blur transforms the auditorium lights into magical tongues of illumination that shoot forward and blur the focus, making it seem as if the viewers, too, are undergoing a transcendent, religious experience.
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