An art show can be anywhere right now and the experiences will be nearly the same: its a virtual show, shown on the Internet in places called "viewing rooms." So when we saw Jordy Kerwick called his newest exhibition of works at pt2 Oakland, The website show—an honest approach to an imaginary show, it felt like the best way to describe a universal feeling. And because we don't physically get to see the works, the artist is working on multiple levels of perception; how do you catch one's eye, how can people understand texture on a phone screen? And now we are back at the universality of the audience and artist experience, a conversation that many of us are still getting used to. 

Jordy Kerwick is a self-taught Australian artist. Kerwick’s dense impasto brushstrokes flatten the perception of space, while his thick application of paint offers dimension and texture. He explores the relationship between form and thick patches of color, while incorporating recurring elements of iconography. Contours of palm trees and anchors fuse together the processes of painting and sketching. These intuitive and enticingly tactile marks celebrate artists’ role of investigating, and the inherent potential of oil paint.

His exhibition can be viewed at from May 16—June 13, 2020.