The Ivy Brown Gallery opens the Fall season with a solo exhibition by Elizabeth Jordan The Children in the Wood | Trip to the Madhouse. This exhibit will transport the viewer into a fairy tale forest of creatures Jordan recently created.
Jordan’s work has a Grimm’s fairy tale quality, using found and seemingly everyday objects her work will take you into her otherworldly reality.
‘Spending a lot of time alone I practice telling stories of events that stick with me. Repeating them to myself is like sharing them with a make-believe friend. Sometimes what happened in the story was ironic, silly, cruel, sad, lovely, eye-catching, or monotonous. It could be frustrating or amusing. But I can’t get them out of my mind, so they must be meaningful. It’s a way I change the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Weird phrases and names; photographing dead things, newspaper clippings, fairy tales; horror films from the fifties and sixties; ghost stories; animals, birds and insects behaving like people; fables; store mannequins; odd found objects, religious symbols and homemade signs interest me. I am an eyewitness to the world’. – Elizabeth Jordan
The exhibition can be seen both online at Artsy and in person at the gallery by appointment. The show is ongoing through October 6th.
To learn more about the gallery please visit www.ivybrowngallery.org.