MFA Graduate Project Exhibition
Gallery talk: Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm
Portland, OR 97201
Gallery house: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Free and open to the public
The School of Art + Design at Portland State University is pleased to present MFA candidate Jordan Clark's solo exhibition Veils/stratum.
Clark works primarily in the realm of painting and will be presenting work that draws from the marks, stains, colors, and signage of Portland's ever-changing urban landscape. Using methods such as photography, drawing, and memory as recording devices, these journaled experiences are then re-interpreted in a studio setting. These recorded moments contain information from different personal retinal experiences which are translated and re-contexualized through the layering and construction of imagery through paint. By using formal tools such as shape, line, color and surface, basic formal elements begin to take on different forms. Fences, veils, gaps, and portals speak about ideas of framing movement, layering, masking and other ways to investigate the fluid language of painting.
Jordan Clark hails from Madison, Wisconsin and holds a BFA with a concentration in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, as well as an Associate's Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Madison College. Clark has show work nationally, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Veils/stratum is presented as part of Portland State University's 2017 Master of Fine Arts in Contemporary Art Practice: Studio prgram seaso of graduate exhibitions. More information visit http://psumfastudio.org or https://www.pdx.edu/art-design/