The EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL Center, a SOLO exhibition of PAINTINGS

 

JOHN BODKIN | COLOR FISSION

CURATED BY JORDAN FAYE BLOCK

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 6–9PM

Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to present Maryland-based painter, John Bodkin, Color Fission at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. The exhibition will feature works from John's last couple years in Baltimore, each of which highlight's his use of color and dynamic juxtapositions of pattern and form which make his work highly tactile. Be enveloped by the scale of these graphic forms, experience the breaking up of energy in the picture plane, and feel the explosion of color across the canvas. John's work feels particularly at home in the Eubie Blake Cultural Center as it is the place of music and dance which radiates a vibrant energy both in the space and in the work that they do. The exhibition runs through Sunday July 28, 2019.

Bodkin's exhibition, Color Fission, opens Saturday June 21 with a Reception from 6–9pm at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at 847 Howard Street. The gallery hours at E.B.C.C. are Wednesday – Friday 1–6pm & Saturday 11–5pm.

@ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

847 N Howard St
Baltimore, MD, 21201
United States

HOURS: Wed– Fri 1–6pm | Sat 11-5PM

MEET THE ARTIST | SATURDAY, JULY 20 | 3–5 pm


John Bodkin  |  BIOGRAPHY

John Bodkin is a classically trained, highly accredited artist who has been professionally painting for 52 years. He has a BFA from Ringling School of Art, and an MFA from the University of Tulsa. He has taught in several Universities & multiple State colleges as well as schools in China. Bodkin has exhibited widely in the United States in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Miami and Baltimore. In the last ten years he's had eleven solo exhibitions, with the last one being in China. His paintings have been selected by the Department of State to hang in multiple U.S. Embassies to represent American art and artists to other countries. Bodkin's work is in more than one hundred and sixty corporate, institutional and private collections. His dedication to his practice - painting and drawing everyday - is evident upon visiting John in his Gambrills home and studio where he lives & works with his partner & wife Beth. 


ABOUT THE EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

The Eubie Blake Cultural Center brings artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds together. They support, develop, promote and advocate for cultural and educational programming in the visual and performing arts. This cultural asset provides a creative, nurturing environment where artists and audiences engage in multifaceted cultural experiences that inspire, empower and enrich. The Eubie provides outstanding educational experiences encompassing a vast array of arts for all people, cultures, and communities.  With public and private stakeholders, The Eubie champions the arts as an integral part of daily life.  Recognized as innovative and cutting-edge, The Eubie is known for its national leadership and arts advocacy.


ABOUT JORDAN FAYE BLOCK

Curator, artist and yogi, Jordan Faye Block believes that art is an integral part of life; it changes the perspective of those who engage with it. At Jordan Faye Block, we aim to promote thought-provoking work of Baltimore artists in the heart of the city.  What was once know as Jordan Faye Contemporary is now aptly named; Jordan Faye Block.

Over the last 20 years, Ms. Block has curated hundreds of exhibitions, mentoring over 200 artists to improve their confidence, bolstering their knowledge of marketing and presentation of their work and themselves – she continues to expand this to include helping people step into their higher Self.  Jordan’s mission is two–fold; as a curator and mentor, to support her artists by curating independent exhibitions and to bring an energetic yoga practice to artists, patrons, and the curious community in her studio Thrive Atelier.  

At the studio, we are fully engaged with our artists and collectors placing new works into collections, in addition providing installation and curatorial services. We also hold weekly radiant body and kundalini yoga classes.  This mission enables her clients to make beautiful change in their lives, inside and out.  She happily lives and works in the Station North Arts District. And if you can’t find her in the studio or at the local coffee house, she’s likely helping her love, Ned Sparrow, at his shop, Station North Books.