JORDAN GRANT . EXHIBITIONS AT STOCKROOM



Even The Golden Ratio Can Make Me Feel Blue
Jordan Grant

Jordan Grant’s work for this exhibition investigates apophenia (the tendency to perceive meaningful patterns within random data), as a coping mechanism to distil the torrents of information the contemporary subject encounters on a daily basis. Depictions of found patterns interrupt the gestural surface as symbols of this human rationale, and sit within abstractions of landscape as well as references to various painters of influence, in particular Caspar David Friedrich. Friedrich’s notions of the sublime are summoned as a counterpoint to the various decorative motifs, where order and pattern-cognition are eschewed and the infinitude of the natural world is all-consuming. 

By apposing the ambiguous schema of the sublime and the geometric spirit of rationalism, the painting surface becomes a space for open contemplation as much as affective impetus. 

This show was dedicated to Rhys Cauzzo, dear friend and author of the show’s title.

I’d Say That I Can Write Anything And I Would , 2017 oil and pastel on linen 128 x 148 cm

I’d Say That I Can Write Anything And I Would, 2017
oil and pastel on linen
128 x 148 cm

Even The Golden Ratio Can Make Me Feel Blue (For Rhys Cauzzo) , 2016-19 oil and pastel on canvas 178 x 168 cm

Even The Golden Ratio Can Make Me Feel Blue (For Rhys Cauzzo), 2016-19
oil and pastel on canvas
178 x 168 cm

Painting Awaiting Acquisition By AGNSW , 2016-19 archival pigment print 34 x 41 cm

Painting Awaiting Acquisition By AGNSW, 2016-19
archival pigment print
34 x 41 cm

Relation is the Rule , 2016-17 oil and pencil on linen 71 x 66 cm

Relation is the Rule, 2016-17
oil and pencil on linen
71 x 66 cm

The Last Sublime Aeroplane Experience (collaboration with Louie Miller),  2017 oil on wood 45 x 40 cm

The Last Sublime Aeroplane Experience (collaboration with Louie Miller), 2017
oil on wood
45 x 40 cm

Your Williams Baby , 2017 oil on wood 45 x 40 cm

Your Williams Baby, 2017
oil on wood
45 x 40 cm