john bodkin: the essence of being

curated by Jordan faye block

opening reception  |  March 11  |  5:30–8:30pm



Jordan Faye Contemporary is thrilled to present an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by the Maryland-based artist, John Bodkin, titled The Essence of Being. Bodkin's use of color and his dynamic juxtapositions of pattern and form make his work highly tactile. The scale of these paintings envelope the viewer, inspiring moments of delight, nostalgia and an inescapable sensory experience.  The exhibition Opening is Saturday March 11 from 5:30–8:30pm. The exhibition runs through Saturday March 25, 2017. Jordan Faye Contemporary is located at 218 W Saratoga St on the Top floor of the MAP building, our gallery hours are Wednesday – Thursday 2–6pm Friday & Saturday 12–5pm & Sunday by Appt. 





John Bodkin is a classically trained, highly accredited artist who has been professionally painting for 52 years. He has a BFA from Ringling School of Art, and an MFA from the University of Tulsa. He has taught in several Universities & multiple State colleges as well as schools in China. Bodkin has exhibited widely in the United States in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Miami and Baltimore. In the last ten years he's had eleven solo exhibitions, with the last one being in China. His paintings have been selected by the Department of State to hang in multiple U.S. Embassies to represent American art and artists to other countries. Bodkin's work is in more than one hundred and sixty corporate, institutional and private collections. His dedication to his practice - painting and drawing everyday - is evident upon visiting John in his Gambrills home and studio where he lives & works with his partner & wife Beth.