Shorthand, acrylic on panel, 36" x 24", 2015;
An Outline, acrylic on panel, 40" x 30", 2014;
Options Open, acrylic on panel, 9" x 12", 2014;
Buschur in her Studio with School for Girls, acrylic on panel, 48 x 36", 2014;
No Thank You, acrylic on paper, 30" x 22", 2014;
Inheritance, acrylic on panel, 40" x 30", 2016;
Double Time, acrylic on paper, 30" x 22", 2014;
Private Plans, (detail) acrylic on panel, 40" x 30", 2015
The paintings are made through a process of editing out information and abstracting what remains. Some of the books I work from have detailed illustrations on the covers. I love the process of distilling the imagery in the illustrations down to abstracted shapes and blobs of color. All of the books have words printed on the covers, and though I discard much of this information, I often select several words to paint. Taken together, and out of their original context, these grouping of found words make tiny poems. Poetry can be as much about what is not said as what is said- the space between the words. By leaving out so much information on the arrangement of books, meaning is hinted at and can remain mutable.
Lately, I have been adding words and phrases that are not part of the original titles; this is a new direction for my paintings. (Excerpt from Jordan's interview with Buy Some Damn Art)
Jordan Buschur is an artist, educator and curator. She received an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions with Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA and The Toledo Museum of Art. She was a community teaching resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE and the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE and completed residencies at Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Recent awards include the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the Charles Shaw Painting Award. Her artwork has been featured on The Jealous Curator, Anthology Magazine, and Fresh Paint Magazine. She has curated exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY and Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY. Buschur is the Director of the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE.