Friday, June 15, 2012

LUX Welcomes Jordan Buschur

The LUX is excited to welcome Jordan Buschur as our new painting artist-in-residence!

Jordan Buschur received her M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. She studied at the Chautauqua School of Art, NY and the Rhode Island School of Design and completed her B.A. in painting at Goshen College in Indiana. Her work has been exhibited internationally; including shows at the Toledo Museum of Art, PASSENGER Projects, Detroit, MI, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY and Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY. She was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and is a current Artist-in-Residence in painting at the LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE. She is an instructor in the Visual Literacy department at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, teaches painting at Doane College, Lincoln, NE and is a member of the summer visual art faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI.

Jordan says: 

"My paintings use the avenues of figure, still life and landscape to implant ordinary images with psychological meanings. I find images in mid-twentieth century American magazines and books; each image is chosen for an ability to move from a news/advertising past into another version of the story.

My figurative paintings often focus on women and nature.  In these painting, a mid-century woman is surrounded by a wildness, a wilderness, or a tamed version of nature. Here, the paintings depart from traditional figure in landscape painting as the nature of her activity and her place in society are left uncertain.

My still life paintings imply the absence of a figure through depictions of the detritus of a personal collection of objects. Books act as a stand in for one person’s accumulated knowledge.  The stack of books is blank: full of potential or conversely, impenetrable."

 Stacks (Unknown), oil on panel, 29” x 40”, 2012

 By Industrial Pond, oil on panel, 26” x 40”, 2011

 Self-Help (Green Growth), oil on panel, 24" x 18", 2012

The Still Life (Who Cares), oil on panel, 20” x 16”, 2012

We are so excited to see what new work comes out of Jordan's residency here!

1 comment:

  1. Great paintings, your figurative paintings will surely catch the attention of the Painting enthusiast. I think what you did in your painting is a conceptual art.

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