Thursday, August 29, 2013

Art Jones Opening Party

Artist:  Art Jones, Bronx, NY
Curator:  Krista Kelly, Seattle, WA         
Show Title:  You Won’t See Me: Portraits by Art Jones
Location:  CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) Georgetown Gallery

Opening Party:
September 19th, 6-10pm at CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art) and Bilinear Art Consulting, Art Jones will VJ live with multiple projectors.  From his ongoing series, Jones will take Instant Karma Portraits of attendees.  Event coincides with ART@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries.

Photo from Art Jones Instant Karma Portraits 

Show Description:
The installation is divided into three sections:
1) Over 300 4” x 6” prints of Polaroid portraits from the ongoing series Instant Karma Portraits will run along either wall, unframed, in long horizontal strips.  Photo subjects include Obama Administration’s smaART Power program Jones collected working in Karachi, Pakistan and his home, New York.
2) In the middle of the gallery, a map of Karachi, Pakistan is projected on the floor.  Mapped onto this will be short videos from the Karachi Notes series.  Multiple headsets will be available to listen while viewing the videos.
3)  A sound piece will be located in a dark booth area in the rear of the space for two people to sit: on the floor is an illustration, which is revealed by a top-mounted, slowly revolving ultraviolet spotlight.
 Photo from Art Jones Instant Karma Portraits

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