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Jordan Sook: The Closest I’ve Felt to God

June 20, 2024 - September 22, 2024

South Project Gallery, 2nd floor

The Closest I’ve Felt to God features new works by Toronto-based artist Jordan Sook that reflect on the history of the Underground Railroad.
Developed in close conversation with descendants of Freedom Seekers who crossed the Detroit River in their pursuit of freedom, Sook’s exhibition unites community voices to honour the past and inspire a brighter future.

 

Jordan Sook stands facing the camera with his arms crossed
Jordan Sook is a contemporary mixed media artist who works in sculpture,
installation and painting. Canada. His work focuses on the recontextualization and understanding of the environment around us through use of familiarity and readymade objects. The artist invites us to view the world from a subjective innocence as he takes advantage of colour, texture, form and scale to converse on a western human experience enveloped in commercialism and sociopolitical stimulus. Earning his diploma in Advertising & Business Marketing at Georgian College in 2015 he slowly transitioned into his artistic career in 2017.
He has since exhibited works at the Power Plant Gallery, MacLaren Art Centre and Art Gallery of Ontario. Shifting his attention towards public installation, Sook has begun creating large-scale works within Canada notably “ The Irrefutable Truth of Our Existence”, Toronto (2022) with the Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Transit Commission, “Thank You for Keeping Us On Track” Union Station ,Toronto (2021) with Nia Centre for the Arts, “High Street”, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver (2020) with Lift CO. Jordan continues to weave his formal education into his artistic practice partnering on projects with notable brands such as: Nike, Uniqlo and Arc’teryx , to widen his practice into unconventional mediums. Jordan is currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Sook has recently been awarded the Emerging Artist/Designer award for his piece “Things I find Unimaginable” for the 2023 DesignTO festival. He currently undertakes the commemorative commission acknowledging the history of Underground Railroad for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge (Windsor/Detroit) set for completion 2025.

Curated by: Jennifer Matotek

 

Supporting Sponsor: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

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