Covington Jordan

WHO:          Gebert Contemporary, 558 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-992-1100

WHAT:         Covington Jordan: Fable

WHERE:      Gebert Contemporary, 558 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

WHEN:         Reception for the artist:  Friday, May 24, 5 to 7pm 

                      Exhibition Date:  May 24 through July 1, 2013

Gebert Contemporary is delighted to announce the second exhibition of the paintings of Covington Jordan.  The artist’s current body of work—Fable–continues to explore themes of truth and perception.  Engaging imagery that is both commonplace but open to multiple meanings, these fifteen paintings beg for measured contemplation.  Jordan’s use of burlap and other rugged material presents a visual contrast with the lonely sensitivity of the subject matter.  Depictions of wolves, bouquets of flowers, even the religious imagery of the cross, offer themselves for an emotional scrutiny that compels the viewer to question accepted notions and beliefs.  Using language and stark visual elements, Jordan layers both materials and meaning in a visually beautiful and emotionally challenging group of paintings.

Cov Jordan was born in Arizona and has lived in Santa Fe for the last fifteen years.  Entirely self-taught, Jordan began painting in earnest only five years ago.  His work is in private collections across the country.

For further information, please contact Jane Egan at 505.992.1100.  Thank you!