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jodi lightner
updated: 09/03/2014
website: jodilightner.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Continue to Follow Suit
Set Apart
It was Novelty for a Moment (detail)
It was Novelty for a Moment
Once There the Impetus Changed
Permissible, But Not Always Beneficial
Repetition of Silence
Room for Transience (detail)
Room for Transience
Straight There and Back
Carrying on like a Pendulum (detail)
Moving to Forgotten
Untitled
Visulization Stations
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, diagrammatic, landscape, memory, psychological, mapping, pattern, abstract
 
 
Continue to Follow Suit by jodi lightner
Continue to Follow Suit
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
42" x  42" 
Set Apart by jodi lightner
Set Apart
Graphite and Ink on Mylar and Panel
2012
8 " x  32 " 
It was Novelty for a Moment (detail) by jodi lightner
It was Novelty for a Moment (detail)
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
24" x  42" 
It was Novelty for a Moment by jodi lightner
It was Novelty for a Moment
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
24" x  42" 
Once There the Impetus Changed by jodi lightner
Once There the Impetus Changed
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
42" x  67" 
Permissible, But Not Always Beneficial by jodi lightner
Permissible, But Not Always Beneficial
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
42" x  42" 
Repetition of Silence by jodi lightner
Repetition of Silence
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
39" x  84" 
Room for Transience (detail) by jodi lightner
Room for Transience (detail)
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
72" x  30" 
Room for Transience by jodi lightner
Room for Transience
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
72 " x  30 " 
Straight There and Back by jodi lightner
Straight There and Back
Mixed Media on Mylar
2010
46" x  76" 
Carrying on like a Pendulum (detail) by jodi lightner
Carrying on like a Pendulum (detail)
Mixed Media on Mylar
2011
42" x  180" 
Moving to Forgotten by jodi lightner
Moving to Forgotten
Acrylic and Graphite on Mylar and Panel
2012
12" x  12" 
Untitled by jodi lightner
Untitled
Acyrlic and Ink on Mylar and Panel
2012
12" x  24" 
Visulization Stations by jodi lightner
Visulization Stations
Ink and Oil on Mylar and Panel
2012
12" x  36" 

Artist Statement

My work explores the relationship between our environment and ourselves as being both physical and perceived. I consider that a place must coexist with what we are thinking, imagining and sensing. As we experience structure through our lens of knowledge and understanding we perceive what is not present. Looking beyond the physical or obvious, I find that architecture and structure provides a sense of order we submissively adhere to. We live in and around it, move up and down stairs, and walk around walls. We also skirt around the outside of buildings and climb over fences. The order structures provide is the foundation for our experiences within them.

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I see my work as journal entries depicting the metaphors of relationship through the use of these structures and architecture. As they direct our movement, we also move around our own perceived obstacles in life. I gather my structures and experiences from places of personal importance. They come from travels, times with family and friends, and memories of my childhood. I typically utilize public places in my work, however; recently I have also included structures with familial significance.

Unraveling how we identify with place is integral to my work. I seek out situations where structure is subverted and the idea of place becomes challenged by our own perceptions, ideas or desires altering the architecture from a static backdrop or prop for our life. Utilizing response to structure I am uncovering the discrete variations of our relationship to place.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Education

M.F.A 2010 Painting, Wichita State University

B.A. 2001 Art, Sterling College

Solo/Two person Exhibitions

 

2012 Interpreting Structures,1708 Gallery, Chico, California

Escape Route, Misciagna Center Gallery, Altoona, Pennsylvania

Makes it into Matter, CityArts Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2011 New Work, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri

Converging Upon Me, Cocoon Gallery, Arts Incubator, Kansas City, Missouri

2010 Concurrent Lines, Shopkeepers Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

West of Wichita, Delmar Riney Gallery, Pratt, Kansas

2007 Strands, Twist Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Unscroll, CityArts, Wichita, Kansas

Terra Cotta and Recollection, CityArts, Wichita Kansas

2001 Seeing Again, The Gallery, Sterling, Kansas

Selected Exhibitions

2011 The Language of Drawing, E.B. White Gallery, Eldorado, Kansas

Art at Atlas, Atlas Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Glory, Regent Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Miss Independent, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana

2010 Grand Opening, Naked City Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Colorblind, Bob Schwan Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Regarding Place, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas

Portrait - Self - Portrait, Angle Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2009 WSU:ISA 10, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

die Zeit of Drawing, climate/gallery, Long Island City, New York

Paint!, climate/gallery, Long Island City, New York

Exchange, Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Recollect, Trish Higgins Fine Art, Wichita, Kansas

ISA Exhibition, Pellegrini, Montecastello diVibio, Italy

For Example, Heterotopia Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

2008 Salon des Refuge, Commerce Street Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Center to Edge: River City Biennale, Wichita, Kansas

Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics, The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas

2007 Permanent Connections, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Professional Activities

Vermont Studio Center Resident, Johnson, Vermont

House Artist, Bluebird Arthouse, Wichita, Kansas

International School of Art, Residency, Montecastello diVibio, Italy