Reece Jones Control Test at All Visual Arts Private view Thursday 22nd March 2012
23rd March- 21 April 2012
All Visual Arts present their first solo show by British artist Reece Jones. Staged across the 5000 square foot warehouse in Kings Cross, Control Test represents the culmination of a series of works developed over the past two years.
Jones creates charcoal drawings on an unusually large scale. Essentially process based, they are developed using a system of application and erasure. Building up multiple layers only to systematically erode them using glass papers. Responding to the new-found nuances of surface, tonality and description created by this aggressive intervention, he then re-builds the images only to repeat the process until ‘resolution’.
Elements of the current exhibition were first shown at the Triumph Gallery in Moscow in June 2010 and the title for the show refers to the recurring motif of a ‘blank’ rectilinear screen that appears throughout the work. This negative space inhabits a series of shifting landscapes operating as a ‘constant’ or ‘control element’ against which these ever changing topographies are measured. The screens may also be considered to be postmodern monuments, light sources and formal devices whose characteristics dictate the composition and resonance of the works.
This spring, artists from around the globe will donate their work to heART & SOUL, the second biannual auction in aid of Arms Around The Child, a charity that provides children in Africa and India, who are directly or indirectly affected by HIV/AIDS, orphaned, abandoned or abused, with much-needed homes, safety, education, healthcare and community.
b+w is a group show at Paul Stolper Gallery, London that brings together artworks by Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Jimmy Cauty, Keith Coventry, Kevin Cummins, Jeremy Deller, Brian Eno, Susie Hamilton, Damien Hirst and Reece Jones.
Following the success of Vanitas: the Transience of Earthly Pleasures and Metamorphosis: the Transformation of Being, presented during Frieze Art Fair in 2010 and 2012 respectively, All Visual Arts is pleased to announce its upcoming fall show entitled Viewing Room. Curated by Joe La Placa and Mark Sanders
Artists featured in the exhibition include Salvador Dali, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Steven C. Harvey, Reece Jones, Dirk Lange, Seung-hyun Lee, Fernand Leger, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Robert Longo, Dominic McGill, Robert McNally, Ludwig Meidner, Yan Pei-Ming, Paul Noble, Dennis Scholl, Erinc Seymen, Mircea Suciu and Hugo Wilson.