Please join the artist Jordan Wolfson and Professor Sue Hammond West from Naropa University in a discussion lead by K Contemporary's founder Doug Kacena about a mindful approach to viewing art. The panel will be held April 20th at 6:00pm MST and can watched via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99708135744?pwd=MkZaK0tLRGxCaEM2bWZKTjJnTU1Hdz09 | Password: 1234567
In continuation with an ongoing presentation of works which are intended to inspire dialogue about how we experience, resonate, and engage with art, K Contemporary is excited to host a pop-up of "Interiors in Black and White (and Yellow)" by Jordan Wolfson as part of our upstairs salon exhibition series.
In his recurring explorations of form, space, and light, Wolfson has been investigating the relationships between perception, mark, and Consciousness. This has led to his experience of painting as a life-practice and a means for fundamental understanding.
This body of work focuses on Wolfson’s fascination with the moment and its ability, through stillness and observation, to grow and change, stating “stillness opens; stillness moves.” These paintings all represent an area of his studio in north Boulder which he explains “I don’t know how many times over the years I’ve drawn and painted it, moving the chairs a bit here, a bit there. Perhaps seventy, eighty times. Maybe more. It is the space where I am, and the moment is always ready and always new.”
This work has a timely relevance as it intends to bring forth the moment, as Wolfson explains “remember, remember what is here, always, underneath, and before, and throughout, and after, everything.”
Jordan Wolfson was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated with an MFA from Yale School of Art in 1991. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Wolfson’s work is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the James T. Dyke Collection and the Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art. Wolfson has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant and a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland.
Jordan Wolfson currently lives in Longmont, Colorado, and maintains a studio in North Boulder.