Absence and the Experience: Paintings by Jordan Dunlop

The Toronto Shambhala Meditation Centre Gallery is proud to present Jordan Dunlop’s exhibition Absence and the Experience.

Jordan Dunlop at the Shambhala Meditation Centre Gallery, November 2017 to February 2018

Absence and the Experience explores shifting states of identity and what Buddhism examines as the “self ” through an active meditation and painting practice.

Here is what Jordan has to say about this specific body of work:

Developing awareness between one moment in time to the next through meditation has provided me an opportunity to explore creativity using painting as a tool for discovery.   For every experience we have we also undergo absence; I am interested in how we change or remain the same and benefits of knowing both.

Jordan’s recent paintings explore gestural abstraction allowing intention and chance to develop naturally.

Jordan paints on plexiglass and believes the most beautiful marks lay hidden from the viewer. Painting on the front and reverse side of the picture plane is a method he describes as dyslexic alchemy: a dual sided method of painting transforming common paint marks into grand gestures simply by turning the plexiglass around.

Jordan has mentioned that the Shambhala Meditation Centre has provided him an opportunity to engage in an active meditation practice, explore creativity, and participate in a community of like minded people.

Now we are all invited to discover his work!  Don’t miss it! This is something to see and experience!

See you soon!


For any inquiries on Jordan’s work  email dunlop_jordan@hotmail.com

Website at jordandunlop.com

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