More with More with Less
December 13, 2018 - January 26, 2019
River House Arts is thrilled to present More with More with Less, an exhibition of paintings by Jordan Buschur in her first Toledo area solo exhibition.
In this series, Buschur uses the banal and seemingly inconsequential objects that tend to clutter our lives as a means of exploring the interior life and hand of her human subjects. From books to junk drawers to piles of empty boxes, Buschur focuses on the oscillation between private meaning and public presentation.
"Painting the array of collected objects in a drawer is an act of meditation on my relationship with the owner, as I dwell on the mundane details of their accumulated junk. Yet the paintings stop short of functioning as a portrait of an individual through their amassed objects. Instead, the collections point towards the material weight of modern life, the anxiety of consumption, and the anonymity of personal effects. Acting as a counterpoint, a companion set of paintings depicts piles of empty boxes. All drawers are eventually emptied; the collector is no longer collecting."
An artist, educator, and curator, Buschur received an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. Her work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions with the Center for Book Arts (New York), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York), and Vox Populi. She was a community teaching resident at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Sheldon Museum of Art and completed residencies at Chashama North, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Awards include the Kimmel Foundation Artist Award and the Charles Shaw Painting Award. Her artwork has been featured on the Creative Boom, Jealous Curator, and Young Space, among others. She has curated exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery and Spring/Break Art Show, both in New York City. Buschur is the former Director of the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, NE. She currently works with The Arts Commission, Toledo, OH and The Neon Heater Art Gallery, Findlay, OH.
Solution Search, acrylic on panel, 48" x 36", 2018