Paintings by Jeffrey Cortland Jones
DateJune 20 - Aug 31, 2008
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
CINCINNATI, Ohio–On Friday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association's Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts will premiere three new summer exhibitions: Exodus/Elegy, an elegant installation by Anthony Becker inspired by the graceful flight of birds; piece•work, a series of meticulously crafted wood sculptures by Walter Zurko informed by the simple beauty and function of tools; and Fundamentalism, a new series of abstract paintings by Jeffrey Cortland Jones with enigmatic surfaces revealed through a succession of scraped layers.
Approaching painting as a physical and material activity as opposed to a language to convey meaning informs the recent paintings of Jeffrey Cortland Jones (Mason, OH). Beautifully entombed beneath a polished surface that has been repeatedly subjected to the process of decay and then lovingly reconstituted, Jones's enigmatic paintings become archives of an optical history that signal the recent past. Fundamentalism will feature a new series of abstract paintings by Jones completed during the past year.
Jeffrey Cortland Jones is an assistant professor of art at the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga, TN) where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in 1998, and the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) where he earned a master of fine arts in 2000. His paintings have been featured at the Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH); Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY); Semantics Gallery; Meyers Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, and Kraft Haus (Cincinnati, OH).
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