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Two pieces in Unique Minds: Creative Voices

Unique Minds: Creative Voices
CoLab, Lewis Center for the Arts Complex, Princeton University
Unique Minds: Creative Voices, 2021

Unique Minds: Creative Voices, 2021 curated by interdisciplinary artist, Chanika Svetvilas.
Opening reception: Monday, November 1, 5:30-7:30pm

CoLab, Lewis Center for the Arts Complex
Princeton University,
185 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
November 1 to 12, 2021

The opening reception is Monday, November 1, 5:30-7:30pm. However, due to Covid, public attendance to the opening reception will be limited, based on Princeton University’s protocols.

The program will begin at 5:45 pm and will kick off with opening remarks by the PU Graduate Student Government Mental Health Initiative, followed by Calvin Chin, Director of Student Counseling Services and Laura De Olden, Associate Director of Graduate Student Life, and then followed by my brief remarks and an invitation to all artists to voluntarily speak about their work for a brief few minutes.

You are invited to the hybrid reception via Zoom. 
When: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 05:30 PM EST

Register in advance:
https://princeton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkdOyvqjkuG9U0uZ20GJU65sDvhcV4nW-o 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Two pieces from Human Paint Forms are in this group show.

gallery of abstract art called human paint forms

Paint forms are a series of mixed media work where paint materials are assembled as abstract forms to draw relationships between process, presence, and transformation.

Paint is both the subject matter and medium. Sculptural application of paint arranged in collage presents questions about the the present moment, current state.

In 40 small works on panel and wood created in 2020, art materials take on forms from the creative process in given time, representing paint’s purpose.

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Paint Assembly

Draw Paint forms. Abstract contemporary mixed media oil painting

Stewing on an idea about paint, what it does, and its representations, I began a new series of abstract work earlier this year. Paint Forms. I made a number of relatively small mixed media pieces of abstract work on wood. I’ve been building the transformative series in unison with Armageddon. Life poetry.

New mixed media work where paint materials are assembled in collage as three dimensional elements atop colored ground to draw relationship between process, presence, and transformation. Some are built on mono-prints from paper targets.

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Figurative paintings on clothes

Figures on Clothes, Oil / Mixed Media / Jodee Clifford

Figures on Clothes, Oil / Mixed Media / Jodee Clifford
Four pieces from Figures on Clothes series, Oil / Mixed Media. 2003-2004. (L-R White shirt, Plaid dress, Nightshirt, Blue suede pants) 

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was one of my first series of paintings around 2003. I painted them with relationship ideas between clothing and the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

In 2003, I started painting nude women onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as though it were canvas.

In revisiting the series, I’m bringing in some intimate and emotional elements. I plan to continue these.

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Unzipped Linen Dress

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24" jodee clifford

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24"
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018
oil / mixed media
16×24″

Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.

Figures on Clothes

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