Thursday, 9 September 2010
LUCY JONES: STARTS TOMORROW
Our exhibition, Light between Dark; an exhibition of print work by Lucy Jones begins tomorrow and previews tonight at our Ludlow store.
A graduate of the RCA, Lucy Jones has been the principal subject of her own paintings for about 20 years and is celebrated for her powerful and sometimes disturbing self-portraits.
“Painting is like slowly taking bits of myself out of a box and beginning to examine them. I explore this in strong colour and very directly in paint, and look at views of the outside world.”
As Jones’ focus has more recently been with printing, this September, we will be exhibiting a selection of her recent and retrospective prints predominantly of landscapes and townscapes- the latter of which she works “to defuse the emotional impact of the work”.
With a redirection of her gaze from looking at self to looking out to the world, her work depicts the surface memories of life with a reflection of nostalgia and exploring the idea that “we see the world not as it is- but through our projections and hopes... My work may touch and use everyday awkwardnesses, seen and unseen, happy or sad. How the world’s gaze perceives us, and how our gaze can look outwards.”
Exhibition runs until 30th September- hope to see you there.