Through April 2023
in the Viewing Room
Contemporary Art Matters is pleased to present an installation of recent paintings by Pamela Jorden in the viewing room. This selection of tondo paintings are part of the artist’s play on scale and saturation, exploring her brand of California abstraction. Jorden’s approach to her art is the perfect balance of casual and studied. She draws from a long history of abstract painting, with an acute attention to the qualities of light, especially as modulated through the smoggy Los Angeles sky. Her works are alive with energy, tactility, and bursts of gestural abstraction. They are on view through April, 2023.
Pamela Jorden (b. 1969, Knoxville, TN) received a BFA from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) in 1992 and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) in 1996. In 2023, Pamela Jorden’s work will be included in the exhibition, “Pocket Universe,” at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Jorden’s work was recently featured in the solo exhibition, “Window Prism Eyes,” at Philip Martin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). Jorden has had recent solo and group exhibitions at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York, NY); Romer Young Gallery (San Francisco, CA); Brennan & Griffin (New York, NY); Seterah Gallery (Düsseldorf, Germany); Pizzuti Collection (Columbus, OH); Mason Gross Art Gallery at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Pamela Jorden’s work is included the collections of Abroms- Engel Institute for the Visual Arts/University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL); Columbus Museum of Art/Pizzuti Collection (Columbus, OH); Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN); Fidelity Collection (Boston, MA); New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY); Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI). Jorden’s work has been written about in numerous publications such as Artforum, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Art in America. Jorden lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.