Lecture: Friday, Oct. 18, 4pm with reception to follow. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome to attend.
In this recent series of work, Jay Bordage poses questions concerning how we make sense of what we perceive. He explains “Questions interest me more than answers. When I am asked to explain the unlikely combinations of imagery in my drawings, I am forced to admit that, if I knew, there would be no point in making them. I am trying to create spaces where something could happen or has already happened. I am intrigued by the tension that precedes understanding.” How do we see a series of gray marks on a white surface and proceed to assemble them into a distinct image? How do we reconcile the elements of these images into a unified whole? This series of graphite drawings on gessoed wood panels invite the viewer to explore these questions through an unlikely juxtaposition of imagery.
Jay Bordage is an Assistant Professor of Art at New England College. He has exhibited his work nationally and his work has sold internationally.
Image: Refrain, pencil and powdered graphite on panel, 19” x 14.24”