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PAINTING, POWER & PRESENCE: A Recontextualization for Painters, Creatives and Collectors


THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 7:30 pm EST live via Zoom

WSS is pleased to welcome, for the first time, contemporary artist and teacher, Jordan Wolfson for a live, virtual talk.

The talk, PAINTING, POWER & PRESENCE: A Recontextualization for Painters, Creatives and Collectors will ask questions including, what is the deeper meaning of Painting today? When we engage in the activity of painting what exactly are we doing, how can we make it stronger, and what does it actually matter? Wolfson will be giving a talk on the history and prehistory of Two-Dimensional Handmade Image Making. He will be looking at the essential experience of Presence in Painting; what is it, how it arrives, and the urgent implications for us as contemporary painters.

About the artist

Jordan Wolfson graduated with an MFA from Yale School of Art in 1991 and exhibits both nationally and internationally. Jordan’s work is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Jordan has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner 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 currently lives in Longmont, Colorado, co-parenting and raising his two daughters, and maintains a studio in North Boulder.

This program will include auto-transcription and is free and open for all, however an RSVP is required to receive the link to join. Click here to join.

Washington Studio School and its programs are supported in part by the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To watch the recording of this program, visit our Vimeo page.


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