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Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

Jodee Clifford with Connection paintings at Gateway Playhouse
Photo by Jeffrey Schwartz

In October, the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, New Jersey further expanded their support of the arts to include featuring the work of a new local visual artist each month. The artwork can be viewed prior to the shows and during intermission and is available for purchase.

I had the opportunity to be the first  artist to show my artwork at the Gateway Playhouse. My connection paintings displayed through the month of October 2017. It’s really exciting to experience the overlap of artists supporting artists. Continue reading Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

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Artist Statement

Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media

Exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection.

(I use words as subject matter more often than a medium but for the purpose of having a statement and communication as people and Google do, here are a few. )

Connection

Connection is my most recent body of work painting dancers. Started in 2016, it’s a series of oil paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, and ink drawings exploring human connection with body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words through improvisational lead and follow social dancers. As a dancer and former media employee, this body of work is a reflection of communication in contrast to verbal or written language with undertones of honesty, transparency, and authenticity.

Relationship

Everything in this world relates. Across all my projects, I’m fascinated with relationship, connection, language, instincts and intuition. 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they’re about the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

With art my intention is to evoke something, maybe feelings of connection in that another human gets excited about the same ideas.


Jodee Clifford, 2004, Oil Painting: Green Sweater, Mixed Media
Figures on clothes: Green Sweater. Oil / Mixed Media, 2004

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