Jay Bolotin: The Jackleg Testament
June 29 - September 9, 2012
“The Jackleg Testament Part I: Jack and Eve” is a one-of-a-kind animated, operatic film derived from the crisply styled woodcuts of artist, composer, and performer Jay Bolotin. The film, which reinterprets the story of Adam and Eve as a dark, provocative tale in which Eve is lured from the Garden of Eden by a Jack-in-the-Box, is accompanied by the 40 woodcuts used by the artist to create the images in the film.
Image Credit: Jay Bolotin. American, born 1949. “Print XII, The Jackleg Testament: Part One—Jack and Eve,” 2005/2007. Woodcut printed in black with handwritten text in ink. Purchased with the Carol Ramsey Chandler Fund and with the fund in honor of Charles Chetham. Photograph by Petegorsky/Gipe.