Madison based artist, Jerry Jordan, paints figures in liminal spaces. Drawing on the influences of classical academic painters like John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla, Jordan's figures boldly express Blackness in a stylistic vocabulary which has historically excluded black figures and black authorship.
Jerry Jordan received his BA in Art as well as his MS in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater.
SELECT EXHIBITIONS (SOLO & GROUP)
2019 Human Identity Portrait Stories, Overture Galleries, Madison, WI.
2018 Life in Light and Shadow, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI. (solo)
2017 Now Figuration. Portrait Society Gallery. Milwuakee, WI
2017 Beauty in Diversity, Gallery Guichard,Chicago, IL
2017 Figuratively Speaking. Gallery Marzen, Madison, WI (solo)
2016 Justified Art!. Overature Center, Madison, WI
2015 UMOJA Magazine 25. Municipal Build Gallery Madison, WI
2015 Justified Art!. Overature Center, Madison, WI
2013 People Places &Things Municipal Build Gallery, Madison, WI
2012 Moments in Light & Shadow. Common Wealth Gallery.