Jordan Azcune has been announced as the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award at The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize finalists’ exhibition.
Azcune will be presenting a new body of work with COMA in February 2020 building off his recent exhibition with The Walls, QLD.
Jordan Azcune’s sculptural wall-based work, A greater light to rule the day and a lesser light to rule the night (2019) references ornamental Christian stained-glass windows. Separated into light and dark, the sculptures and their title contemplates the understanding that a day ends and begins at sun down, as in the Byzantine tradition. Dusk, the transition of day into night, is often considered a special time on religious occasions. It is a time of celebration or offering, in particular at Passover—the only religious rite celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses, the tradition that the artist was raised in. Pure beeswax candles create a new kind of offering for Azcune, one disassociated from religion; a stoic, imperfect, and transgenerational sacrificial gift, abstracted from its genesis.