Opening Reception: October 2, 7-10pm to October 27, 6pm
Jordan Miller "Shipwrecked" (2015).
Jordan Miller, "Shipwrecked" (2015).
Hours: October 3-October 27:
Tuesday through Friday, 12-6pm
Art- it all starts with a line, a line that stretches, grows and transforms.
As a nontraditional body of work, these pieces are an ever shifting collection of both technical exploratory execution and artistic energy. Free from goals and restrictions, my brush or palette knife wanders freely, letting the lines dip and swirl organically within the confines of the canvas. The images, and at times, the subjects, are never pre-determined. As I paint, the layers grow thick on the canvas and the subject slowly reveals itself. Ever cautious, invisible barriers keep me from moving forward. Although occasionally expressing myself freely, my introverted nature often takes over. The calm, familiar comfort of planning and structure have come to be perceived as walls and barriers. What is safe, strong and free of risk-taking also keeps me locked inside my metaphysical stronghold. Images of doors, hatches, bolts, and bricks reflecting this restrictive nature are most prominent in this collection entitled “Breaking Barriers.”
This series is a look at how the true inner self is expressed when provided freedom, and through the process, breaks through stifling barriers.The lines are allowed to take any shape they want and they form images of what kept them repressed. Always fascinated with old, brick buildings, peeling paint and rust, I feel that as buildings age and deteriorate, they gain more character and become more interesting. Their imperfections make them distinct. The Exchange District provides fitting imagery because of its interesting visual features.
"It all starts with a line"…, features abstract paintings, mono-prints and mixed media pieces. Different techniques and processes are explored using image transfers on wood, paper and multi-layered mono-prints.
Jordan Leigh Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (University of Jordan Miller HeadshotManitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (University of Winnipeg, ’08).
Current memberships include Arts and Cultural Industries of Manitoba (ACI) and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). Jordan is a past Member of Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) and CARFAC. She has mentored artists in both the creation and the marketing of art. She has exhibited in many group and solo shows in Winnipeg.
Her most recent exhibitions were Life Structures and Other Personalities (2010, cre8ery) , Finding Home; Searching Self (2012, Piano Noble Gallery). Sweet & Innocent (2013, cre8ery, with Dave Swiecicki) and Imaginary Places & Faces (2015, Golden Prairie Arts Council, with Elaine Baril).
In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category. The Province of Manitoba recently purchased “Finding Home” which made its permanent home at “Canada House” on Donald Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards (2015).
Jordan paints in an abstract style with acrylics and enhances her pieces with mixed media, image transfers, and found objects. She is currently working on her next solo exhibition and is accepting commissions in addition to her positions as an Art Consultant, Art Instructor, and Owner / Director at cre8ery gallery & studio.