~JORDAN CASTEEL . . . now & then
check out some pix from Jordan’s first show at Sargent’s Daughters, Fall 2014, it’s easy to see the big one year leap in her painting skills & content/vision . . plus also view the work of some of her Yale contemporaries . .
see: Dark Times ..
I first saw Jordan’s work at the Yale MFA Open Studios weekend of April 27-28, 2013. it was no random coincidence that I was there, (my first time at Yale, ever !!) the graduating class of 2014 was dynamic, with a capital D !! super super talented. super super intense. it was overwhelming, and I choose to post coverage of the 4 or so grad students I already knew personally from following their work – in the city previous to their heading to Yale.
but Jordan definite made an impression, and I’m looking for a few of those early Yale photos – to post now !!
ps: I later learned that each incoming Yale graduate class is chosen by a different set of professors, so that accounts for the wide divergence in the dynamics of each graduating class, and for sure whoever vetted the class of 2014 – did a knock-out job !!
JORDAN CASTEEL, a multi-media piece featuring a younger photo of herself, entitled or notated: “as I approached . .”
of course the best part of visiting any artist’s studio – is seeing into their process, the works in progress, the inspirations, the . . notes !!
JORDAN CASTEEL, a larger painting, no holds barred !!
great technical infrastructure, beautiful surfaces, and gorgeous, gorgeous light – at play. great volumes to the body, etc etc.
you could see the potential for sure.
yep, that Yale MFA class of 2014 . . watch out !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH