To Build : To Simplify
by Jordan Miller
September 24 to November 2
Sponsored by Craig Dunn GM
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With over 20 years of art exhibition experience, Jordan Miller is well-known for creating unique and brightly coloured abstract works with a significant personal life story. Her works are about social interactions, physical responses or emotional reactions. No matter how hard she peels back the layers to simplify, or to build new layers, she remains connected to the experience. Although these experiences may be abstract beyond recognition, she invites viewers to create their own story.
For this exhibition, To Build | To Simplify, Jordan reworked several previously completed artworks. Words, lines, complex structures and a more cohesive mix are what separates this show from past exhibitions. This process took Jordan to new places by simplifying the process, leaving 'white negative space' or building layers of ink, acrylics, image transfers, or by painting over pouring medium art. Glimpses of the layers below, or using the texture from the past work, enhance the piece and show the change in thought or experience. For the most part, her colour vibrancy has reverted to more muted tones. Others remain bold and intense.
The exhibition hosted at Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment Centre is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Miller, Jordan's paternal grandmother. Virginia was on the board of directors of Portage District Arts Centre (1980s) as President, Vice President and Chair. She believes that her grandmother's love for the arts, and childhood experiences, taking her to shows and concerts, led her to became an arts professional.
Jordan Leigh Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (2002) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (2008).
Jordan Miller has hosted exhibitions at Gallery in the Park, cre8ery, Golden Prairie Arts Centre, Piano Noble Gallery (Centennial Concert Hall) and has works available at Pulse Gallery, Gallery Lacosse, Alise Frederick Salon and Spa, and Ken Lee's Accounting Firm. She has exhibited in many group and solo shows in Winnipeg.
In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category. The Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which made a permanent home at “Canada House” on Donald Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.
Current memberships include Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment, Creative Manitoba, Urban Shaman, and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). She is a past Member of Manitoba Society of Artists, aceart, and CARFAC.
Jordan creates art in addition to her positions as a Mentor, Art Consultant, Art Instructor, Owner /Executive Director at cre8ery gallery & studio.