Transcendence - June 24-July 26th 2021
Artist Statement: Transcendence is a collection that details my personal catharsis. Art has always been my therapy-a means to overcome difficult life circumstance through the act of painting and sketching. Fantasy has always been a huge source of inspiration, being inspired by childhood movies such as The Neverending Story or The Chronicles of Narnia book series. Through mediums of acrylic, water colour and ink I learned that I could create my own worlds as a means of escape. Fluid lines and bold colours envelope my pieces as my means of creating new realms. Over time I discovered that art can be used as a vehicle for change. Half the proceeds sold in this show will go towards Arcane Horizon-an organization that assists persons with developmental disabilities with community living supports to help them lead their best lives. I have realized that art is not just a means to change my circumstance, but can also be used to benefit the lives of others, which is the essence of this show.
Transcendence was Jacobus' debut solo exhibition located at the cre8ery, Winnipeg. The exhibit featured 46 difference pieces ranging from acrylics, water colours, to sketches. Half the proceeds of the pieces sold were donated to Arcane Horizon-a Winnipeg non-profit assisting those who are differently-abled in the community. The exhibition drew a wide-spread media reach that included television appearances on CTV Winnipeg, a radio interview with CBC Radio, and mentions on Virgin Radio Winnipeg. Of the 46 pieces, only 13 remained by the end of the show and $2494 was donated to Aracne Horizon-specifically as a bonus to the front-line workers during the pandemic (www.arcanehorizon.org).