“Imagine walking into a space dominated by tactile and juicy paintings, surrounding the viewer in an immersive paint and process experience,” says Jordi Rowe of her Studio M exhibition, Blueing of the Light: The Gloaming, at the Massillon Museum. A dozen of her paintings will fill MassMu’s contemporary art space from February 4 through 26, 2023.
The Gloaming—acting as a singular work—spans 270 inches horizontally. A linear floating corner installation will playfully breach a corner, capturing the excitement and anticipation of the moment before the dying of the light, known as the gloaming. Some additional mixed media paintings will complement The Gloaming.
Rowe is a painter, pathologist, and mother who alternates among creating artwork, practicing medicine, and parenting. She is a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Her artwork primarily focuses on nature, sky, and water, creating spaces approaching the sublime. She often integrates elements of growing up in the Canadian Rockies and Big Sky Country.
As the research intern at Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio, Rowe implements a youth program to make the fiber arts accessible to a new generation. She is the recipient of the Women’s Art Club of Cleveland Scholarship and the CIA Gund Family Scholarship.
In 2022, she had two solo exhibitions, one at Waterloo Arts Gallery, and the other at the Norman and Ann Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her artwork was most recently included in the CAN Triennial 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Museum will host a free public reception for the artist on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A MassMusings podcast interview with the artist will be posted at MassillonMuseum.org on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at noon.
Massillon Museum members have the opportunity to apply to exhibit their artwork in the Studio M Gallery on the second floor of the Museum. New members are welcome at any time. Exhibitions are celebrated by an artist’s reception, and the artists are featured guests on the Museum's podcast, MassMusings. The Rowe exhibition is one of two student shows held each year.
When visiting the Studio M exhibition, visitors can also view the Celebration in Art exhibition; My Community—Through the Eyes of the 21st-Century African American Child: The Art and History of Soul Food; and Tigers and Bulldogs: Origins of a Historic Rivalry. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tigers Football History Timeline; Photography Gallery; Immel Circus; Local History Gallery; Innovators of Massillon; and Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery are always on display.
The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark, marketing support from Visit Canton, and the support of the citizens of Massillon. This exhibition was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Exhibitions can be seen during regular MassMu hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.