Jordan Douglas and Axel Stohlberg

“Jordan Douglas and Axel Stohlberg”
March 2-31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in March of work from Vermont artists Jordan Douglas, who creates re-imagined archive photos and Axel Stohlberg who creates assemblage art from found objects. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, March 2nd from 5-8pm, and runs through March, and also features vintage brooches and Art Deco-style crystal jewelry from Linda Douglas.
Jordan Douglas Vermont photographer Jordan Douglas’ work, entitled (Re)memberings, re-imagines historical archive photos, hand tinted in sepia. In reprinting these portraits, it is hopeful that the subjects who have long ago passed may be awakened and remembered; that the dance that they accepted with the future may take another turn; and that the flickering fragilities of these antique documents may speak to our present day humanity. Jordan Douglas teaches black-and-white darkroom photography at Saint Michaels and Champlain Colleges, as well as Burlington City Arts. Jordan uses both low tech and high optics cameras in creating his images—which encompass a broad spectrum of subject matter and styles. Recent exhibitions have included 2 shows at Burlington’s Gallery 215 College—one that examined found debris with large scale silver gelatin lith prints (December, 2008) and another of triptychs of unintended connections from contiguous strips of negatives (April, 2009). An example of Jordan’s lith photography was published in Tim Rudman’s compendium, The World of Lith Printing (Aurum Press, 2006). Jordan lives in Jericho, Vermont.
Axel Stohlberg Axel Stohlberg’s assemblage art, Little Stories is art made from found objects, “put together into little stories – sometimes with a little humor or politics or just thinking out loud,” says Stohlberg in a recent artist statement. Stohlberg from Middlesex, VT, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, works in a variety of media – paintings, charcoal drawings, sculptures and assemblages. Recent showings of his work as included The South End Art Hop, group exhibitions from BCA’s Art Sales and Leasing program at the Maltex Building on Pine Street in Burlington and at The T.W. Wood Gallery at The Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.