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A Balm In Quiet Beat by Jordan Acker Anderson
August 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 21 through September 199 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through SundayOn the gallery walls in the visitor and education centerIncluded with paid admission or garden membership. $15 + tax, $9 + tax for ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and under. Jordan Acker Anderson will exhibit new paintings inspired by the Lauritzen Gardens grounds and botanical collection. The work will be representative of the artist’s style in abstract symbolism, repetitive mark making, and vibrant color. Her paintings are visual meditations on our impermanence, awareness of cyclical time, and connection with nature. Artist StatementIn my practice, I respond to our interconnectedness through the act of painting. My compositions are a call and response between states of disruption and integration. I layer and detach from previous studio sessions to create a mindful aesthetic that reflects our impermanence. My imagery develops through intuitive actions and interpretations of observations drawn from daily life. I use compositions as a way to mark time and create symbolic calendars. I structure compositions on bilateral order and relieved symmetry as these connect to embodiment and nature. My works become visual prayers that hold my concern. The process is a meditation in its act, and the result is an accumulation of mark, memory, and symbolism. About the ArtistJordan Acker Anderson received her BFA in 2002 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her MFA in 2007 from the University of Iowa. She is the director and a professor of studio art for Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work has been published in numerous Studio Visit magazines and the Mid America Print Journal. Her works are included in the University of Iowa public collections for the Art & Art History Department and the Hospitals & Clinics. Group exhibition highlights include Being: A Recognition of Self and Other at Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wisc., 2023 Faculty Biennial at Marian Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc., 30x30x30 at Var Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc., and A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest at ArtStart, Rhinelander, Wisc. She was selected for the 2016 and 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Her work was in Watercolor Wisconsin 2021 at Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum. She was selected as an artist-in-residence for the 2024-2025 ARTservancy program with Gallery 224 in Port Washington, Wisc, which pairs art activists and land trust properties to increase access and awareness for conservation efforts.