Not sure if I slept, ate, or spent time outside my studio in the months of February and March! Worked endlessly on these 4 paintings for my mid program review!!
While it doesn't seem like much, this was a very monumental moment for me. Asking my friends and family to participate in one of my projects was both scary and exciting! I was pleasant surprised at the support I received. Most of my family and friends are from small towns in Wisconsin and Iowa. As I continue with this project I want to be able to branch out from my immediate network and reach more diverse groups of people within the Twin Cities.
My next step is to reach out to the different clubs at MCAD and ask this same question. When will this project end? I don't know. I really like these ideas of empathy, care, compassion and appreciation for others in public spaces so I would like to continue in one way or another with these ideas in mind!
I am apart of a group show in Gallery 148 at MCAD. The title of the show is I Went to Art School and All I Got was a Pandemic - MFA Students Respond to Global Pandemic. It was curated by Trina Fernandez and runs from February 3rd - 28th.
Lukas Carlson and my work is up from February 3rd - 14th. Here's a little description of our interpretation of going to school during a global pandemic:
"Jordyn and Lukas’s work examines the solitude that they faced during the pandemic. Lukas’s work uses abstraction to embody physical gestures. He focuses on our isolated form and through painting and drawing, attempts to illustrate the human form unfiltered by social norms. Jordyn’s work reveals her mental state while being isolated. Jordyn expresses the angry, confused, and fragile emotions she encountered in lockdown. Jordyn and Lukas reflected upon their time in isolation in different ways. But despite the difference in their process, the goal of Jordyn and Lukas’s work is to visualize an experience that is otherwise left behind; solitude."
I am so excited to announce that I will be painting a 35' by 85' mural in Faribault, MN. I saw the RFP in October and finally submitted my proposal in mid-December. I did a good 4-5 designs before landing on this one. Art is a visual medium so for most seeing it is pretty important. Recently though, I have thought about what ways someone can experience art without physically seeing it. This idea led to my design which I will breakdown the ideation below:
This month I interned at the Franconia Sculpture Park. I assisted the visiting artist Andrew Erdos in creating his aluminum sculpture as well as helped to install and destall shows in the Mardag Gallery inside the newly constructed building! I've had such a great time and have learned so much!
My work has been selected for the Arts North International Exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. My painting This is Us took 3rd place in the oil painting category. I am extremely grateful to be among such talented artists in this show!
This exhibition will run from January 9th to February 13th. You can see it in person at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, Minnesota or you can click the link below to see it virtually!!
Well I never would have guessed this is how my MFA classes would look like but I am super grateful for all my classmates and teachers at MCAD for making it so enjoyable!! 1 semester down 3 to go!!
This is inspired by my unexpected crying session. After driving home one night I started crying. This was a hard cry basically sobbing. I am typically not a crier but when I do it is always done alone and in my car. This made me wonder why. It also made me wonder if others experience this. Where do you cry?
You know that one painting you started and it was just the ugliest thing ever? No matter what you did it just didn't work? Well, this is mine. I started this in September and stuck it in the corner of my studio for months. I recently pulled it back out and added multiple gestural figures. Still don't know if it's done but it's slowly getting somewhere!