Letting Go

Exhibition & sale by Jordan Miller

Exhibition Dates: March 14 to April 2, 2024

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Evenings by appointment.

Meet the Artist times: Daily during the exhibition hours, evenings by appointment.

You can read more about Jordan’s work for this series on her blog entry here.

Holding on to stress is incredibly damaging to our mind and body. Art has always been a source of therapy to push past chaos, disruption and destruction.

Creating this new body of work for “Letting Go” was about learning how to breathe, to stand on my own, to use my own voice and stop listening to the voices of others around me. “I am worthy. I am strong. I am beautiful.” is a mantra that many people remind themselves of daily. This feeling of Letting Go is absolutely freeing. When painting, it’s important to push stressful experiences away from my mind.

Standards of expectations that are “high bar”, tending to want to go ‘higher’. One wonders, does anyone benefit from living and working this way? Probably not. Look at every aspect of life, putting value on one’s health and experiences. In healing, it is important to let go of all of these self-expectations.

“Slow and steady wins the race.” Admittedly, chronic fatigue caught up to me in 2018. I am getting better. The healing is slow. Continuously I remind myself that I am a strong, level headed woman. I know how to stay no. I know what is no longer acceptable for me.

Come out and explore my new work, Letting Go. I promise a softness you’ve never seen before in my work! This ongoing pandemic has changed me in some of the most incredible ways. A calm, cool and collected version of Jordan Miller. I promise you, I struggled with this one but I am incredibly happy with the results.

Jordan Leigh Miller, a Winnipeg artist, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (U of Manitoba, Honours, ’02) with majors in Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media. She also holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (U of Winnipeg, ’08). She is the owner of cre8ery gallery & studio.

​Current memberships include Creative Manitoba, and Mentoring Art for Women’s Art (MAWA). She can be hired privately or though MAWA’s Mentor on the Fly Program.

​Jordan has exhibited in art galleries in Winnipeg (Pulse Gallery, Birchwood Art Gallery, Fleet Galleries, cre8ery, Gallery Lacosse, Urban Shaman Gallery, Gallery 111, outworks) and in Rural Manitoba: Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Brandon), Gallery in the Park (Altona), Prairie Fusion (Portage), and Golden Prairie Arts Council (Carman). 

​In 2011, Jordan was the recipient of the 35th Annual Woman of Distinction Award, in the Arts Category.  The Province of Manitoba purchased “Finding Home” which now lives in an MLA government office. Jordan was one of three finalists for the Future Leaders Of Manitoba Awards in 2015.

​Jordan paints with acrylics and alcohol inks. She is always working on her next exhibition.