City College Art Gallery


Lance Jackson


January 22 to February 15, 2018

Opening Reception: 

 Thursday, February 8, 5:30-7:30pm

City College Art Gallery is proud to present  Democracy, an exhibition of artwork by Lance Jackson.

Artist Statement:

Democracy is an exhibition of large scale drawings depicting recent political events. The series begins with portraits of citizens who have been subjected to multiple derogatory and threatening twitter messages leading up to the inauguration. Later renderings document events, locally and nationally, that have occurred since the Trump administration has taken office. It appears that the basic tenets of our democracy are being dismantled for the benefit of the few. The exhibition suggests the responsibility of voting can restore the values of a liberal democracy and provide a greater good for the republic.


Lance Jackson is a narrative artist/illustrator for books and news organizations. He has worked as a visual journalist at both the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner. He is currently an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension. He has taught at City College of San Francisco and California College of the Arts.

The City College Art Gallery is located in the Visual Art Building, v119, on the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco,50 Phelan Avenue. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, free to the public, and just a few blocks from the Balboa BART station.

Please call 415.239.3157 for gallery hours.



The City College Art Gallery’s Mission:

  • Establish City College Art Gallery as an important arts destination for citizens of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, thereby stimulating active public awareness, support, and participation in the arts.
  • Provide a free, publicly accessible venue for art made by regional and national artists as well as the distinguished faculty, staff, students and alumni of City College.
  • Provide meaningful cultural and learning experiences for City College students by hosting contemporary art exhibitions in a critical context, which ultimately improves visual literacy and analytical thinking.
  • Introduce City College art students to art professionalism through juried exhibitions and visiting artist-led workshops.
  • Offer City College art students hands-on training in all aspects of gallery management, providing them practical job skills in order to gain employment in the art field.