Internationally renowned artist McCreery L. Jordan is known for her exquisitely original and intensely lyrical art. Her style and subject matter are strictly her own, and her constant experimentation keeps her work fresh and magical -seamlessly moving from realism to abstract.
McCreery’s current exhibition at Gaia Contemporary in Santa Fe features work that sprang from her experience while fly fishing, of having come upon a raven funeral celebration being held on the side of a cliff. The event triggered her memory of having had a near-death experience during surgery years before. “I remembered the surgery. I felt extremely calm and unconcerned as I peacefully left my body and observed from high above, the surgeons frantically dipping gauze into my open abdomen, and removing what to me looked to me like large rubies.”
At the funeral, the sparkly streamers of tin foil and strings the ravens draped down the face of the cliff were the inspiration for McCreery’s latest abstracts, some of which contain ravens.
McCreery’s art, which is often very large in scale, reflects an astonishing ability to evoke mystery and soulful clarity. Her life and art are the subject of many articles and publications, and her work is shown in galleries around the USA. Her work is represented in many distinguished public and private collections worldwide and has been shown on episodes of The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The Reba McIntire Show. McCreery is also featured as one of four artists in a new television pilot episode for ART and SOUL. She was a member of New Mexico Women in the Arts and traveled to Sorrento, Italy, to participate in their exhibition.
McCreery has garnered many national awards and honors – most notably from the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe and The Toledo Museum of Art, and has won several the Grumbacher Gold and Silver Medals, and an Award of Excellence from the prestigious National Portrait Society.