Drawings That's Gots Soul: Branches Gallery
New mixed media artwork on re-claimed hardwood panels by Jordan Quintero. Opening: 08-15-10. BBQ, beverages, strolling troubadourettes.
Recent body of work is comprised of surrealistic drawings executed on re-claimed hardwood panels using a wide variety of techniques and media. The subjects are a variety of organic forms and motifs both representational and abstract. The implications of the current conceptual nexus surrounding the word “organic” are explored. Coding, memory, development, origination and variance, and the process of drawing itself becomes metaphoric characters in the tableaux dramas unfolding on the gorgeous support matrices of birch and maple.
The work is hanging in the gallery I built with my own hands in my apartment with my roommates and friends in order to increase the net beauty of the world by maybe just a little bit. Really, that is what it is all about.
The first artwork I ever exhibited was a charcoal figure drawing I made in a life drawing class when I was 19. It was selected to be included in the annual Student Show at the community college I was attending. An older woman bought the drawing. She said one of the nicest things about my art. She said—
“See, there are drawings, and then there are good drawings, and then there are drawings that’s got soul. This drawing has got soul.”
Thank you, lady. I’ll keep trying my best to live up to that.
all artwork by Jordan Quintero, event photos by Devora Zauderer