Current Location:
Cabinet 2 (FF2) -> Drawer H (FF2)
Location Notes:
IDC; Flat File; Cabinet 2; Drawer H

PP II

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.59.26
Artist:
Jordan Davies
Credit:
Gift of David and Ann Keister
Medium:
Airbrush on Aluminum Plate Print
Date:
1971
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 34" Width: 34"
Description:
Colorful abstract print with a variety of multi-colored striped shapes and lines. Colors include pink, green, purple and orange.
Historical Context:
The Chicago Imagists are a group of representation artists associated with the School of the Art Insistute of Chicago who exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center in the late 1960s. Their work is iconic of artists like Nancy Spero and Jim Nut, surrealistic portraits that completely went against popular New York art trends of the time. The movement became so large and welcoming of new artists and new trends that abstract artists from Chicago who worked in a surrealist-influenced style during Imagisn’s heyday, like Jordan Davies, have been described as “Abstract Imagists.” While the human form can be found in Davies’ work from this time, his neon colors and abstract, geometric patterns dominated. In 1976, after 25 years of painting, Davies stopped painting and went into a printing career but his use of patterns and bright colors continued.