Indistinct Landscapes

Posted on: December 17, 2021
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Deconstructed landscapes that explore what elements stand out and what qualifies a painting to be finished.

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Jordann McKenna

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MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2023

Artist Statement:

My practice is directly influenced by my immediate surroundings and
experiences. I have always gravitated towards painting but I navigate different mediums such as analog and digital photography to explore my relationship to painting. I use painting and the lens to capture moments that embrace dualities. I am often looking for scenes that quietly reiterate and speak to what is going on in my life. In this process I’ve found that things are entirely more interwoven and complicated than I initially thought.
It’s this duality that can find beauty in everyday moments. In my practice I capture
feelings or experiences that are both diaristic and universal or oscillating between them. Noticing small moments and compositions changed the way I view the world on a daily basis but having great lighting in my apartment really set the stage. Because of this shadows have become a fascination of mine and their presence is consistent yet always
changing. They have a quiet power to imply and embrace multiplicity. They are both the
absence and presence of light. Through depictions of the interior of my home I am
exploring how shadows become an intersection of interior and exterior. At this
collapsing of thresholds I imply the complicatedness of life and human relationships through depictions of the presence of landscape in interior spaces.