RFA Presents RARE EARTH - A New Body of Work by Jordan Baker-Caldwell

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Jordan's genre-straddling works draw from the pools of design, sculpture and visual art to explore the ways that the modern African-American identity is disseminated and incorporated into widespread cultural themes.

What does the value we place on what we find precious mean at its core?

This show of metal sculptures and paintings is an exploration into the human spirit: life, love, and how we all reconcile our vision of how things could be with how they truly are. With this show the artist poses the question: what is truly important to us? And what does the value we place on what we find precious mean at its core?

The Rare Earth show at the Renaissance Fine Art Gallery, 2075 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. will run from April 19 to May 11. The Opening Reception is Friday evening, April 19 from 6:00 to 9:00PM and the Artist Talk is on Saturday, April 27 from 3:30 to 5:00PM.

Jordan Baker-Caldwell is a native New Yorker and raised with the electric streets of Harlem as his backdrop. Making use of utilitarian and found objects, from steel Chinese Food woks, to discarded gas canisters and bike parts, Jordan’s work is a mixture of figurative and organic forms paired with neo-cubic abstraction. His work brings together a restful simplicity and classical ideals of form and balance, creating ever more vivid forms teeming with life.

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Jordan’s genre-straddling works draw from the pools of design, sculpture and visual art to explore the ways that the modern African-American identity is disseminated and incorporated into widespread cultural themes. Neither Jordan nor his art can ever stay static; his work irreverently depicts moments in time, married with a persevering energy and sustained motion. Drawing inspiration from Africa, East Asia, Europe and beyond, Jordan's work resounds as a culmination of the irreverent, cross-pollinated spirit of our age.

Jordan's work was featured as part of the “Fluorescent Ball” at the Museum of Arts and Design and was on display as part of the show “It’s A Small, Small World” at Maurizio Cattelan's Gallery, Family Business, curated by Hennessy Youngman.

His piece “The Giving Tree” is on permanent display outside of the iconic bar, Paris Blues, in Harlem. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Renaissance Fine Art Gallery
2075 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
(212) 866-1660
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