Ropes Fragments Drafts

Ropes Fragments Drafts
Exhibition by Sara Jones

June 3-14, 2015

chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street
New York, NY

Artist's Reception:
Friday, June 12, 5-8pm

Open Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 4-6pm
Saturday: 2-5pm

Available for viewing by appointment. See contact details below.

Sara Jones’s work is rooted in an investigation of the ways that memory and psychic resonances are deeply embedded in built space (more specifically, the spaces we inhabit: making the familiar unfamiliar, something recognizable abstract, and that which was ‘heimlich’ ‘unheimlich’). Simultaneously, she examines the fluid boundaries between our perception of space and time, creating spaces in the paintings that confound expectations and shift in relation to the viewer’s movement and point of view. She does this through the use of layered patterns, simplified shapes that allude to two-point perspective, color, and the use of materials such as thread, veneer, and fabric to further destabilize the categories of the real and the represented. Inspiration comes from close observation of the details of the architecture built up and falling down around us, and an exploration of how we live within it: how we decorate, the repairs we make, the things we neglect, the way the floor angles to meet the wall or how a rug’s pattern inflects or clashes with the wallpaper.

For Ropes Fragments Drafts, Jones has created several site-referencing and site-specific pieces that refer to the space of the gallery, reflecting on both the awkwardly-shaped nature of the floor plan and the gallery’s location in Manhattan’s garment district. 

Artist Biography:
Sara Jones is an artist and curator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn, and in galleries in Lima, Peru and Houston, TX. She was also included in New American Paintings, #104, Northeast Edition in 2013. She received her MFA from the joint degree program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and her BA from Connecticut College. In 2012, she co-founded Kind Aesthetic, a creative agency based in Brooklyn, and DELVE, a suite of services and events for artists and creatives. She is a member of the artist and curatorial collective ||| (3-art), and in 2014 co-founded Transmitter, a collaborative curatorial initiative, focusing on programming that is multidisciplinary, international and experimental.

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