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Exploring the Chthonic

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Travelling into the complete darkness...

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I realize that I am
seeing light

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Chthonic Series

Artist Statement

Exploring the chthonic underworld I see a terrestrial darkness towards which I am drawn. Travelling into complete blackness I realize that I am seeing light. At the center of true blackness is light. After all, blackness is the total absorption of light. As I approach the light I begin to see the universe, as I travel further I see the spiritual perception of thought.


I have never made this physical journey. As I enter the place where my images are born, I investigate the realm of time, space, knowledge, spirituality, cyclical and unique motion. The images are the only instantaneous records that these moments have ever occurred. Images grow, and reinvent themselves the longer they endure.


The journey is momentary. Experience endures.

The journey is momentary

Past Exhibitions

Jim Jipson is an Artist with over 30 years of exhibition history.
Below are a sampling of some of his most recent shows.

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC. November-January, 2005-2006

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Guilford College Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC. August-October 2005

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

McColl Center for the Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC. June-August 2005

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Morian Gallery, Lexington, KY. January- February 2005

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC, July-October 2004

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, KY. April-June, 2004

2004 Benefit Photography Auction and Exhibition, International invitational

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY. April-May 2004

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC, July-October 2004

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Charleston, SC, December 2003-February 2004

Soldner, Jipson and Francis, solo invitational exhibition

The Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Pensacola, FL. February-March 2004

Thresholds: Expressions of Art & Spiritual Life

Charleston, SC, December 2003-February 2004

Southern Current, regional invitational

Space 301, Mobile, AL, November-January 2003-4

Cinco Banderas, regional juried exhibition

Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL, October 2003

In Depth: Body of Work II, regional juried exhibition

Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL, September-October 2002

New Media for a New Century: The 2002 Columbus Museum Regional Invitational Exhibition

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA. June-August 2002

2002 Benefit Photography Auction and Exhibition, International invitational

Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, Buffalo, NY. May-June 2002

Experience endures

ABOUT

Jim Jipson is an artist and professor of visual arts at the University of West Florida. Jim has inspired an entire generation of young artists to persue creative ideas and concepts. Throughout his long career Jim has been part chair of his department, active in his community and an active exhabitioning artist. Below are a few of the other awards he has won and the organizations he has dontated his time.


Awards and Recognitions

2012 President’s List
University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

2011 President’s List
University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

Third Place -Newspaper Design
Florida Community College Press Association

2010 Dean’s List
Pensacola State College – Pensacola, FL

Inner Circle of Excellence
Florida Community College Press Association

First Place – News Photo
Florida Community College Press Association

First Place – Feature Photo
Florida Community College Press Association

First Place – Picture Story
Florida Community College Press Association

Third Place – Newspaper Design
Florida Community College Press Association

2008 MIRA Award – Design
Escambia County Public Schools Foundation

Clubs/Organizations

2013 The ARTery
University of West Florida – Treasurer

2008 Future Business Leaders of America
Pine Forest High School – Secretary

Gallery Assistant
Educational Complex Edit

Teaching Assistant
James Jipson – University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

Exploring Artistic Vision/Photography

Student Assistant
University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

Contact

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