New River House Arts Show Features Paintings by Jordan Buschur

Eye On Art  |  12/06/2018 9:00 am

More with More with Less
Exhibition of paintings by Jordan Buschur
River House Arts
December 13 - January 26
Opening Reception: December 13
Contact: Paula Baldoni, 419-494-6536

River House Arts is thrilled to present More with More with Less, an exhibition of paintings by Jordan Buschur in her first Toledo area solo exhibition.

In this series, Buschur depicts banal and seemingly inconsequential objects as a means of exploring the interior life and hand of her human subjects. From books to junk drawers to piles of empty boxes, Buschur focuses on the oscillation between private meaning and public presentation.

These articulations of books and collections recently caught the eye of the publishing houses Vintage Books- Penguin Random House and Einaudi who used one of her paintings for their editions of Ian McEwan's most recent book, "My Purple Scented Novel". [Penguin Random House purchased a different painting to give to McEwan as a gift for his 70th birthday.]

"Painting the array of collected objects in a drawer is an act of meditation on my relationship with the owner, as I dwell on the mundane details of their accumulated junk. Yet the paintings stop short of functioning as a portrait of an individual through their amassed objects. Instead, the collections point towards the material weight of modern life, the anxiety of consumption, and the anonymity of personal effects. Acting as a counterpoint, a companion set of paintings depicts piles of empty boxes. All drawers are eventually emptied; the collector is no longer collecting."

An artist, educator, and curator, Buschur received an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions with the Center for Book Arts (New York), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York), and Vox Populi. She was a community teaching resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Sheldon Museum of Art and completed residencies at Chashama North, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Awards include the Kimmel Foundation Artist Award and the Charles Shaw Painting Award. Her artwork has been featured on the Creative Boom, Jealous Curator, and Young Space, among others. She has curated exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery and Spring/Break Art Show, both in New York City. Buschur is the former Director of the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE. She currently works with The Arts Commission, Toledo, OH and The Neon Heater Art Gallery, Findlay, OH.

River House Arts is located in the historic Secor Building in Downtown Toledo, down the hall from the Registry Bistro. Founded in 2009, we offer works of contemporary artists from around the Great Lakes region and beyond. Our exhibitions are always free and open to the public.

Main Gallery Hours: 4pm - 9 pm Tuesday through Friday | Daily by appointment. 419-441-4025