The Assembly Rooms present an exhibition of recent drawings and prints by John Mockett concerning the widowing of Jackie Kennedy in November, 1963.
Exhibition open 4 consecutive weekends or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21, 27 – 28 April 2019 - 11.00am – 5.00pm
For the artist, history gives way here to phenomenology. Who knows why it happened? It just did. The ways in which it happened are also far beyond the tape measure, the Grassy Knoll and even the Zapruder home-movie. But much of Mockett’s work here takes a careful path through what events are believed to have taken place. The motivations are for another time and place. Here we see and experience the pictorial history and the sensations. We don’t really know who did what and we don’t really care. We know that Jacqueline slammed crazily on to the back of the car, going nowhere, held safe by a Secret Service agent. She said she didn’t remember it. We believe her.”