Jordan Wood is a Melbourne based artist working across installation, sculpture, ceramics and collage to explore propositional future landscapes, experiences and relics. The space between construction and deconstruction or growth and decay, and their interdependence on one another provides a genesis for material investigations.
Wood completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, 2007. Her solo exhibitions include Gippsland Art Gallery; Rubicon; ECair Gallery in Malaysia; Rear View; Westspace; Seventh Gallery and Bus Projects.
Imaginary futures collide with ancient pasts in the hybrid art of Jordan Wood. The Maffra-born artist decodes a long-gone language of objects to animate her creations in installation, sculpture, ceramic and collage.
Wood excavates through the fabric of time and culture to propose a future landscape already falling into decay. Between science and culture Wood carves an alternative niche where nebulous matter can incubate, casting aside the laws of logic that hold us captive. Her forms move, grow and rest across the expanses of space, whether in installation or on a blank black page. Wood creates hybrids in ceramics, installation and collage that carry an emotional and physical uncertainty, quietly contemplating the mild absurdity of the way things are. The results are both grotesqueries yet seductive, at times angry and at others strangely comforting, perhaps calling into the needs and desires of the viewer.