Karl Jones


Contact Information

jazzbox@verizon.net

http://www.karljonesart.com/

110 Chestnut Avenue Narberth, PA 19072

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Painting/Sculpture & 3D

Artist's Statement

This current body of work breaks down into two main parts: the Sprue Tree Series is concerned with reconstructing and decorating a story’s moment on a symbolic plastic model sprue tree fabrication, a fixed snap shot where something can be held still by fate or frozen by ones own hand. The Monofilament Series is primarily dream driven portraits using a personal material that has value and emotional range running from a thin veil of vapor or dust to solid mass; something that vaguely covers, obscuring details, or accumulates to define a recognizable form. Some pieces include aspects of both series, all is story telling, and I believe, American dark humor with respectful irreverence.

These visceral constructions work primarily as memento mori: retooled icons or vestiges of loved objects and people. Reconfigured experiences conforming to emotional memory attempt to invoke a present alternate form or story meant as cautionary tales for adults.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

1983
White Room: Karl Jones, White Columns, New York, NY

1982
Race Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1980
Race Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2013
Le Meridian, Philadelphia, PA

2012 - 2013
Relative Bodies, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2011
Branches, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
1991
PAFA Fellowship Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1990
Art At The Armory, Philadelphia, PA

PAFA Fellowship Show, James A. Michener Art Center, Doylestown, PA

PAFA Fellowship Show, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA
Juried Exhibition

1988
PAFA Fellowship Show, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1984
Update Show, White Columns, New York, NY

1983
White Room Show, White Columns, New York, NY

Sculpture, Penn's Landing, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

1981 - 1982
Opens Friday, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1981
Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Dog Days Sculpture, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

1980
Art Alliance Group Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

1978
Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

1991
Goldberg Memorial Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1978
Quaker Storage Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Gimbels Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Cresson European Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Other

2013
InLiquid Benefit v.thirteen, IceBox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2012
InLiquid Benefit v.12, IceBox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1975 - 1979
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1974 - 1975
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA