Jack Toolin is a performer, photographer, painter, and videographer. He regularly performs in the San Francisco Bay Area and has appeared in Pittsburgh, New York, Hong Kong, and Reno, Nevada. His performances combine visual punch with information mania and cathartic cacophony, creating a humorous antidote to economic stress in the era of late capitalism. For the past six years, he has produced, curated, and emceed the Performance Night series at Works/San Jose, a nonprofit alternative gallery and performance space, and has curated several visual art exhibitions as well. Toolin works with students of all ages and teaches a variety of topics, from fundamental art to postmodern theory.
Walker Art Center Gallery 9, Jack Toolin, February 1999.