Jordan Humbert

"Works of May"

June 7th through June 30th, 2019

“Works of May” is the latest series of work from Louisville Artist
 Jordan Humbert.  Humbert has almost exclusively used llamas as the 
subject of his paintings for the last five years.  Although the 
subject remains the same Humbert’s paintings can vary drastically in 
materials and span from abstract to realistic renderings.

This latest body of work was greatly influenced after revisiting a
 favorite documentary, “Jim Dine: A Self-Portrait on the Walls”.  In 
the film Dine creates his work directly on the blank walls of a
 gallery in Ludwigsburg, Germany.  He works fast and he works with some
 unconventional mediums; motor oil, a loaf of bread, etc.  The pieces 
in this series were made in a similar manner.  Rather than pull from 
previous work, I filled my studio with large blank white squares,
 worked fast, and moved from piece to piece with little time for
reflection.  During the process I decided to limit my materials to
 only what could fit on a small barstool;  graphite, charcoal, white
and black oil, and a few other odds and ends.  What emerged was a body
 of work that has a movement and energy that can only come from working
in such a ferocious manner.

Jordan Humbert is a painter based in Louisville, Kentucky.  He is a
graduate of The University of Louisville’s Hite Art Academy.
 Originally from Northern Kentucky he has made Louisville home and is
 an active member of the local music and art scene.

*Opening reception with the artist; Friday, June 7th from 6-10pm.

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