Jacob Swanson has multi-media art show

Image ripped off from Swanson’s Facebook invite

Mult-media arts Jacob Swanson is making his gallery debut with his show "Manufacturing Reality" at 6 p.m. today at Washington Studios, 315 N. Lake Ave. The show features a mix of Swanson’s photography and a video presentation.

Swanson’s photography is traditional black and white, some collage style, the word "surreal" was mentioned, mostly shot with a 35mm camera, and is work he did while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The film portion is from an installation he did in college, "The Discarded Memories of Marriette Wilson."

"It’s a single piece, a narrative, and it uses 12 TVs, 8 DVDs and film loops as well as just found items and some kind of primitive sculptures," Swanson said. "It tells a loose narrative. The idea is that it is like walking into a room that tells the story of somebody’s life. It’s fairly abstract."

Swanson’s most recent public appearance was a show with the band Portrait of a Drowned Man, in which the band played from within a rind of Swanson’s video in August at The Venue at Mohaupt Block.

This show is free and open to the public. His work will be featured through January at the gallery.