Massimo de Carlo – Jordan Casteel: There is a Season
MASSIMODECARLO is pleased to present a new body of paintings by New York-based artist Jordan Casteel (b. 1989, Denver, CO). The artist’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery also marks the occasion of her international solo debut.
Jordan Casteel’s distinctive approach to representation considers the ecology of a landscape. With a renewed focus on the minutiae of daily interactions, conversations and connections, There is a Season embraces the ebb and flow of lived experiences, articulated by the rhythmic tick of time.
The collective relationship to time and place is central to Casteel’s practice. Recent series-based works, such as the neighbors and strangers who occupied the storefronts and sidewalks of Harlem at night in 2017; and the artist’s students at Rutgers University-Newark in 2019 who embodied the power of mutual self-empowerment, give way to a free-form assemblage. Sourcing subject matter from her own photographs, the artist translates snapshots amassed over the course of a year into figurative, still-life and landscape-based compositions on canvas. There is a Season merges the psychological and physical relationship to time as it unites us within each passing season.