Patti Jordan

"Smooth Tongue"   2014

“Smooth Tongue” 2014

Artist Statement

Reinterpreting printmaking processes, I’m pouring and pulling printer’s ink across a smooth paper surface with a large metal rule. Recurring images connote hybrid specimens of plant life, insects or bodily viscera. Other drawings appear archaeological – excavated bone fragments come to mind. These varied allusions play between the extremes of the living and the dead, the animate and the reliquary. Polarity is echoed in the strong visual contrasts between black and white, transparency and opacity. Drawn simultaneously from both process and phenomena, the intermediary space that these polarities co-inhabit is a domain I’’m actively investigating.

Titles are comprised of both verb and noun, linking drawing to an action and resulting image to an object or ““bi-product”” of the primary action. This dual-coded message creates undercurrents of meaning that inscribe more complex textual experiences. The direct relationship between text, image and viewer is then emphasized.

Patti Jordan - Artist Interview with Sable Elyse Smith

NoTofu Spring 2014 Issue

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Solo Exhibition (Forthcoming)

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition at LaGuardia Galleries, LIC, NY

November 10, 2014

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