New Works by Morgan Brig
Kathy Jones paintings are made up of unexpected juxtapositions of colors that pulsate and buzz with energy. While the relationships between her colors are full of surprises, the subjects themselves are quite restful and still. Her figures are often seen suspended in a moment of waiting or transition which challenges the viewer to bring their own narration into each painting. Her work is influenced by her California roots in the Bay Area Figurative movement. Yet, she sets herself apart through her wonderfully textured surfaces and the way she manipulates every layer of paint until each contributes to the exotic blend of radiant color. To contrast Jones' figurative works the exhibition also features the ceramic sculptures from the collaborative efforts of John and Robin Gumaelius. The artists incorporate ceramic, steel and wood to create animated human and birdlike sculptures. Their works are comical, bizarre and highly inventive. Though each artist contributes to the overall concept and design elements of the sculptures, each also has their own specific contribution to process with Robin responsible for painting the surface elements, and John responsible for the fabrication of the metal and wood appendages. In this highly unusual working relationship, Robin and John combine both skill and imagination together as an artistic team to build a singularly unusual world out of clay and mixed media.