TAFTL @ Gallery 414


January 23, 2010 thru
February 21, 2010
Opening Reception:
January 23 6 - 9 PM

Gallery 414
414 Templeton
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Lance Jones explores the emotional friction of love in a suite of new work that includes drawings, paintings and video. The Dallas artist juxtaposes the glamorized beauty of attraction with the anxious tension of engagement to channel imagery and sound that compels viewers to confront their personal experiences of love, both filial and amorous. The body of work serves to pull back the layers of emotional complexity, isolating discrete memories and experiences in distilled moments of emotion.

Jones believes that the perfection of human nature demands a ceaseless reevaluation of historical fact to allow the recognition of the true beauty within an individual. To that end, the artist founds his work on images that crystallize an emotional memory for him. The chromatic, boundary-blurring and distorting filters that then serve to obfuscate the picture, recontextualizing the image as a contemporary take on a fleeting impression. These selected memories create a reality that may be strikingly disconnected from the original circumstances that created them, manifesting in a composition of globular clusters, organic shapes and pixilated images. It is within this visual representation that inherent beauty is revealed.

Jones studied Drawing and Painting at University of North Texas. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including: I’ll tell mom ____ if you don’t ____ at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; PLUSH at Mainsite Contemporary, Norman, OK,  and 100 Drawings, at Haggerty Gallery, Irving. His work has also been included in New American Talent 19, at Arthouse in Austin and 2005 Texas Biennial in Austin. In addition, Jones’ work resides in corporate collections, including Brown & Root in Houston, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK) in Kansas City, MO and Magnolia Pictures in Dallas.

Video sound recording collaboration with John-Mark Lapham.  Raised in West Texas, and son to a back up singer for Buddy Holly, John Mark’s first exposure to music recording was obsessively making home remixes in the 80s using his parent’s dual tape deck, destroying several units in the process. Fast forward 20 odd years, he now produces music for transatlantic pop collective, the Earlies. He released an EP for 4AD Records with Micah P. Hinson as ‘The Late Cord’, and makes cut and paste mixes for bands as diverse as Tunng, Hot Chip and Magnetophone under his ‘Lost in Edit’ alias. John Mark is recording a third album for the Earlies along with a new ambient project with various collaborators. Mr. Lapham currently lives in Austin and works between Austin, Abilene, and Manchester, UK.

Gallery 414 is located at 414 Templeton, near Fort Worth’s Cultural District and is made possible through the generosity of Razz Fiesler. Gallery hours are every Saturday and  Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. Gallery and exhibition inquiries should be directed to Adele Krause at 817-465-9277 or 817-926-4111, or adele@gallery414.org.