MADE Gallery is proud to present a new body of work by the 2019 MADE Summer Art Prize winner Lucia Jones. Produced largely over the past 6 months during lockdown, these paintings have arrived through a very selective and technical process; to tell their own story.
Drawing from the cinematic imagery of 90s romantic comedies and cult classics, Lucia Jones’ work continues her longstanding exploration of the materiality of paint in relation to memory through harnessing aspects of surface detail as a painterly vehicle to grasp at the intangible. Part scrapbook, part collage, these elements sit together having visibly but subtly shifted context. Some areas in high sharp focus, whilst faces are blurred, denied obvious recognition. We are unsettled in the familiar, something of the colour, a shard of detail jumps into focus, much in the same way we replay a scene in our memory. They offer the question of whose version this is. Does it belong to the figure in the image? Removed from the movie narrative – it is ultimately ourselves that we draw, as we fill in the gaps, we write the scene from the bits left behind, and we work with what remains - whilst the liminal line of something else, is overtly there to remind us of the other possibility we cannot see. Slivers of the imagined and real sit on the surface of the canvas serving as sifted remnants and artefacts of the seen and the experienced. Impersonal and personal all at once, they allude to fragmented space whilst conjuring an internalised or other world.
Exhibition continues until Saturday November 7th 2020. To view the show, please book via our form below, slots are available on the opening day and every Saturday throughout the exhibition.
This exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Wales.
BIO / BACKGROUND INFO:
Lucia Jones is a Welsh painter based in Cardiff. Since graduating from Falmouth University in 2014, she has exhibited throughout the UK in solo and group exhibitions including BEEP Painting Prize 2018. Her work is held in private collections in the UK, USA, Hong Kong and Austria.
FURTHER INFORMATION: BEEP
Tales from the Cutting Room Floor is a part of this years Beep Painting Biennial. Beep started life in 2012 and aims to bring to Wales the best contemporary painting from across the globe, highlighting excellence in content, aesthetic, technique, and materials used. Beep also provides and nurtures an informative network for painters and people interested in contemporary painting by raising awareness of artists’ works and artist opportunities from across the UK and beyond. Centered around the Beep International Painting Prize which this year takes place at Elysium gallery, the Biennial takes place across various venues in Swansea (starting Saturday Oct 3rd) and Cardiff (starting Saturday Oct 10th). There are also additional events in Carmarthenshire and London.
For further information on the 2020 Beep biennial venues and activities go to www.beeppainting.com
All works within the exhibition are for sale. We are offering 0% interest payment plans for the paintings; to reserve any of the work, please visit our shop here to place a 50% reservation deposit and a member of the M.A.D.E Team will be in contact.