Monday, July 11, 2016

The Uncertain Landscape

Jordan Faye Contemporary Presents: "The Uncertain Landscape," new paintings by Robert Sparrow Jones.
In Sparrow's work time is evident. Throughout "The Uncertain Landscape" he creates somber, melancholic, and yet expressive ebullience to old modes and traditions so that this body of work carries a deep emotive energy with stories that vacillate into memories.

"I am interested in narrative; storytelling through pictures evoking a deep sense of place. What moves me to make these works is the trifecta of memory, love, and the passage of time. The pictures serve as a shifting cross-section—using color, tone, and an expressive languor in paint language, to create a local dialect that, although uneven, I think vividly captures the energy, the mutability, or perhaps the stubborn persistence of what it’s like to be affected by place. They are meant to act in the present but suggest a past, moving with the rhythm of everyday life that is rife with multiple time signatures. The figures are intended to add atmosphere to past peregrinations and dalliances and knit the uncertainties of our life’s complications into such a lovely, changeable shifting. The emotional landscape emerges when our attentiveness to the sensual world brings a certain mutable responsiveness from the imperatives of consciousness."

—Robert Sparrow Jones
July 15 - August 13, 2016  |  curated by Jordan Faye Block & Willa Frazer
Opening Reception  |  Friday July 15 7–10pm

Sunday, July 3, 2016

"Sky to Ground" at BallardWorks, Seattle

Seattle Folks, come see my exhibit  "Sky to Ground", and Michelle Hagewood's "Home from Here" at BallardWorks!!! Saturday, July 9th, 2016—Open 6:00-9:00 pm only. Curated by the wonderful Lauren Boilini!!

"Sky to Ground" works by Robert Sparrow Jones in the 2nd floor exhibition space.

Curated by Lauren Boilini of BallardWorks. Curatorial Statement:
As a painter at BallardWorks and a recent transplant to Seattle, I was thrilled to have two of my favorite interdisciplinary artists and long-time friends move across the country in the past year. I am excited to present their work here in two solo exhibitions, using the upstairs and downstairs galleries to form a dialogue on place and space. Both explore the interplay of memory and landscape, and have created their most recent paintings in Ballard.

Three floors of art studios and exhibition spaces open for the Art Walk Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Open 6:00-9:00 pm only. Families with kids welcome. Enter through the 1st or 2nd floor doors on 30th Avenue NW at NW Market Street. Includes painting, wood working, sculpture, wearable fiber art, encaustic paintings, printmaking and more, all under one roof.

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