KNOXVILLE: The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition of oil paintings by Terri Jordan at The Arts & Culture Alliance on display October 4-26 in the Emporium.
The suite of paintings, entitled “Romantic Notions”, brings together Jordan’s signature women with decorative floral backdrops. Her modern-day girls are dramatically paired with some of the most deadly flowers and plants found in everyday life, which adds a sense of vulnerability to their otherwise strong presence. “Everyone loves beautiful things,” says Terri Jordan. “The paintings in ‘Romantic Notions’ bring together some of these beautiful, yet dangerous, flowers, glamorous women, and the subtle symbols I frequently use in my suites, this time referencing death.” The month of October would have been the 14th birthday of Jordan’s niece, who was killed in June of 2012. Jordan will donate a percentage of sales from this exhibition to the purchase of holiday gifts for patients of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in celebration of her niece’s memory.
Terri Jordan has exhibited in group and solo shows in New York and throughout the Southeast. This summer, she was one of 33 artists selected for the national Small Works show in Dowell (Solomons), Maryland. In 2012, she was one of 25 women artists selected to participate in the national juried exhibit titled “Where Do We Go from Here? The Shape of Things to Come,” at the RCC Wiseman Gallery in Grants Pass, Oregon; additionally, she juried into the 2012 National Exhibition in Cooperstown, New York. Jordan’s paintings are in collections from New York to California, Italy and England. For more information, visit http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/terri-jordan.html.
“Much like Matisse’s women, Terri Jordan’s figures are symbolic statements of serenity, beauty, and ornament. More restful than Matisse’s women, however, Jordan explores a more understated realm of existence and privacy. – The Agora Gallery in New York City
“Romantic Notions” by Terri Jordan will be displayed from October 4-26 on the North Wall of the Balcony at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, downtown Knoxville. A public reception will take place on Friday, October 4, from 5-9- p.m. with chocolate fondue provided by the Melting Pot of Knoxville. The First Friday reception also features music by The Porch Pickers from 6-8 p.m. and a Jazz Jam Session hosted by Vance Thompson and Friends in the Black Box Theatre from 7-9- p.m. Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543, or visit our Web site at www.knoxalliance.com.