Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher explores the conventions associated with craft, drawing, installation, and basic sculptural principles. Adopting the grid and highlighting its limitless potential, she works to recontextualise patterns and motifs gathered from everyday observations of her surrounding urban landscape. Compiling and reinterpreting, she is absorbed in the trials and tribulations of making artwork and the residues that collate. With a deep engagement of material possibility, she maintains an intensive studio practice, in which she primarily carves tiles repetitively out of clay. Investigating value, labour, and the imperfection of the hand, no single fragment is the same, each treasured for its hairline cracks, uneven ratios, and surface irregularities. Considering her practice as an open-ended, ongoing process, the work is created with the intention of being repurposed - the presentation a ‘temporal arc’ or a mere moment within its timeline. By giving each composition the opportunity to be pried apart, or hammered down into rubble and redefined, the work looks inward on its abstract language, adhering to an indexical logic. Oscillating between calculated decision-making and the surrender of control, Mitchell-Fletcher toys with the material alchemy and unforgiving unpredictability of ceramic firing.
Represented by ReadingRoom, Melbourne
Post-STRUCTURE, curated by Kyle Jenkins, UniSQ University Gallery, Queensland - 2023
Solo Exhibition, ReadingRoom, Melbourne - 2024
Previous Exhibitions:A Thread Between, ReadingRoom, Melbourne - 2022
Handheld Juncture, Haydens, Melbourne - 2019
Studio Tenant 2017 - Present