Jerry Jordan: “Together Always Our Spirit”
October 7 - 16
Jerry Jordan is a modern impressionist painter who is continually inspired by the work of the Taos Society of artists including Victor Higgins and Ernest Blumenschein. Much like the Taos founders before him, Jordan was haunted by the artistic appeal of Northern New Mexico which includes stunning landscapes, unique architecture and an appreciation of Native culture. Taos became his permanent home and it is his constant muse.
When people first experience a Jordan painting, they are immediately transported to another time. They often wonder aloud if the work is historic or contemporary. Since Jerry is a colorist, the biggest overall reaction from the viewer is in response to his well thought out palette, each visible stroke a mix of colors that summons the viewer to take a longer and closer look.
There is a spiritualism about Jerry’s work that is captured in his renderings of pueblo life and of the landscape that serves as a backdrop for modern and historic life in Taos. Each painting signed with an acronym of Taos that Jerry created: Together. Always. Our. Spirit.
Opening Reception: Saturday October 7, 2023, 5-7pm