Jordan Carey Exhibition And Upcoming Events

June 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

‘Same World,’ an exhibition by Masterworks’ 2023 Artist in Residence Jordan Carey, has opened, with two upcoming workshops on Sunday, June 11 and Saturday, June 17.

A spokesperson said, “This past Friday, June 2, Same World, an exhibition by Masterworks’ 2023 Artist in Residence Jordan Carey, opened in the Rick Faries Gallery. The exhibition highlights the body of work Carey has been developing over his two-month stay here on the island, as well as a nod to his work as a designer with his brand, Loquat Shop. It’s one you don’t want to miss.

“Jordan Carey is a Bermudian designer and artist currently based in Portland, Maine. Marginalization and mundanity through textiles, fashion, and lifestyle objects are the central focus of Carey’s fashion brand, Loquat, founded in 2020. His work was initially inspired by the quiet and omnipresent Eurocentrism many immigrants face when initially moving to the United States from communities where they are not considered to be a minority.

Jordan Carey Bermuda June 2023

“Carey graduated from the Maine College of Art & Design in 2019 with a Fashion & Textile Design degree. He returned to his alma mater in 2023 to serve on the board of trustees. After graduating, Carey worked as assistant designer for Maine-based fashion company Jill McGowan until opening the Loquat flagship store in Portland’s OldPort in May 2022.”

Mr. Carey said, “Recently I have been using traditional Bermuda kite-making to explore fragility, community, and heritage. The need to connect with these topics in a way that is close to home but honest and critical feels more urgent all the time. The delicate nature of the kite forces me to maintain awareness of my own brutish and temporary existence within the elusive power structures responsible for colonial and environmental disasters.”

The spokesperson said, “Masterworks will be hosting an Artist Talk with Jordan Carey on Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7.00pm, which is free for members and $10 for non-members.

“Carey will be leading two upcoming workshops on Sunday, June 11 and Saturday, June 17, both open to the public:

Bookbinding – June 11 from 11.00am to 4.00pm at Masterworks

“Join us for an afternoon of chatting, snacking, and bookbinding. Jordan will teach you the basics of decorative coptic bookbinding and coach you through creating your book from scratch.

“The only materials you may want to bring are a sentimental piece of paper or fabric for your book cover. If you have nothing in mind, fabric will be available to cover your book.

  • Members: $175 | Non-Members: $200
  • Capacity: 20 persons
  • Take home: hand-bound notebook
  • Add-on: Cover embellishments
  • All materials provided.

Upcycling with Bermuda is Love – June 17 from 11.00am to 1.00pm at Masterworks

“Join us for an afternoon of upcycling as a collaboration with Bermuda is Love. Be sure to bring old, or well-loved clothes or materials that can be repurposed to create something new to take home. Loquat Shop will provide some materials that can be used with your items.

“Free to everyone.

“Same World opened on Friday June 2 with a reception from 5:30 to 7.00pm in the Rick Faries Gallery, and will be on view until 12.00pm on Tuesday, June 27.”

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