Municipal Art Gallery
839 N State St, Jackson MS
February 2nd - 23rd 2023


Please join us for an opening reception on February 10th from 6-7pm

(re)mediations features artists working across a variety of media, including photography, printmaking, painting, and digital art. Many of the works explore strategies for mediation between one’s personal memories and larger narratives of identity and history. Select works also examine how various forms of representation can shape our understanding of the present or remediate representations of the past.


Lester Merriweather
Lester Julian Merriweather (b. 1978) attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. He holds an MFA from Memphis College of Art and a BA from Jackson State University.
Merriweather has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. at various venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, TOPS Gallery, CrosstownArts and Powerhouse Memphis, Diverseworks in Houston, Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans, and the Atlanta Contemporary. He has also exhibited abroad at the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland.Merriweather served as the Curatorial Director of the Jones Gallery & the Martha & Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Memphis from 2010-2015. He worked on the Board of Directors for Number, Inc. independent journal where he created the Art of the South Exhibition Series.

A JSU Retrospective

L. Lawson
L. Lawson is a full time creative director and artist. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Jackson State University in 2016, she began working her way to a full time position doing what she loves. Lawson doesn't believe that anything worthwhile comes easily in life, so being willing and eager to grow as a designer (and human being) is important to her.
A lover of art, music, philosophy and most things coined “geeky,” she's also the owner of Curious Creative, LLC. Her personal philosophy of “curious creativity” in all areas of her life has equipped Lawson to offer a variety of design services, illustrations and art prints to customers.When Lawson is not making, she can be found admiring the work of those who do. Lawson credits all the beautiful things in her life to the grace of the Creator.

Polaroids and Paintings

An artist with an interest in multimedia and digital art, D.A.C is based in Jackson. His series explores the intersection of art and Artificial Intelligence, examining how memories of significant spaces might become fragmented and viewed through a mediated lens.

Scenes From My Memory

Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith is a current student in the Department of Art at Jackson State University. Smith became interested in Romanticism through an Art Historical research project on the 19th-century African American landscape painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. He has since developed a body of work depicting the power of nature, developing skills in both watercolor and digital painting.

Series on Romanticism

Monica McGhee
Monica McGhee is a current student at Jackson State University, specializing in photography and graphic design. She is drawn to photographing concerts, events, behind-the-scenes images, and portraits that capture unique moments and expressions.

Embrace Series

Lee Wesley and
Majeska 'Majic' Coleman

In this collaboration, the use of color in popular vocabulary to identify, describe, and categorize groups of people is explored and critiqued. Wesley and Coleman create rich and vibrant images that highlight the power of color and the majesty of their photographic subjects.
As a current student and recent graduate of Jackson State University's Department of Art, Wesley and Coleman often collaborate on ethereal photographic portraits that seek to capture the emotional intensity of their subjects.

Colors Series

Fooly is an artist from Starkville, MS who mainly works in the medium of acrylic paint. Painted in grisaille, the figures portrayed take up much of the composition in a way that asserts their presence and power. The portraits are often framed against vibrantly colored or patterned backgrounds to further place emphasis on the subject depicted. Fooly's large and enigmatic portraits and paintings draw inspiration from childhood and a range of life experiences.


An illustrator and comic artist, Redd was born in Jackson, MS, where he is currently studying graphic design at Jackson State University. His first experience with art was as a young child creating self-portraits. Comic artists such as Akira Toriyama and Jim Lee are major influences in his work. He primarily creates graphic illustrations and portraits, and in this show presents unique hand-drawn figure studies.

Figure Studies

Chrystal McLaurin
Chrystal McLaurin is a current student at Jackson State University majoring in studio arts with a concentration in painting. She focuses on realism due to an interest in imitation and representation. Presenting printmaking, drawing, painting, and sculpture, McLaurin exhibits examples of techniques she is studying across a range of different media.

The Nurturer, Neon Paradise, Celebration, Meditation, The Favorite

The (re)mediations exhibition is hosted by the Jackson Municipal Art Gallery and is organized by Jackson State University's Department of Art and Theatre with support from the artist collective T600. Thank you to all of our participating artists!