Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Community Gallery, First Floor
George Jacobi pushes photography beyond the traditional approach, using mixed media to create oversized images. By cutting, pasting and painting directly on photographs he creates unique images. Jacobi began by experimenting with “photo-quilts” which involved weaving together vertical and horizontal slices cut from several different photographs. By deviating from the common approach to photography he creates a new art form in which photographs are the media that he uses, and not the medium. His artistic vision has led him to make increasingly complex two- and three-dimensional manipulations of photo-collage.
Jacobi is a resident of Mansfield, Conn., and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He has exhibited widely in New England and has received awards in several local competitions.