My paintings are based on imagery from popular mid-20th century American magazines. I choose images that can easily shed their advertising/news magazine past and become psychological situations pregnant with meanings. The figures are often engaged in an activity- sometimes work, sometimes leisure, and sometimes that distinction is unclear. Here, the paintings depart from traditional genre painting as the nature of the activity and the morality of the actor is left ambiguous.
Jordan Buschur received her M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College, CUNY. She has studied at the Chautauqua School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design and completed her B.A. in painting at Goshen College in Indiana. Recently, her work has been shown at Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York and Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and spends her summers at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan as a member of the Painting and Drawing Faculty.