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karis jones

Just Announced
Outdoor Reception:
Saturday April 10th
7-10pm
March 12 - April 18, 2021

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not an entrance or an exit

 

These works are pursuing heavy senses of disconnection within the familiar elements of the human form. Through the delicate, translucent medium of watercolor, I am constantly finding ways to connect liminal and uncanny environments into the flesh; pushing what we identify as humanness into a space that is alien to us. The paintings live in a strange place where we almost recognize something but that something is not quite there anymore. I am exploring the incomprehensible landscape of the human existence; a reality that feels familiar, yet we cannot fully recognize. I emotionally translate themes of nostalgia, memory and abnormality through the intimate and ancient process of paint on paper. I celebrate the mundane and liminal essence of being alive that is often camouflaged to hide its uncanny, yet unexpectedly poignant nature.

artist bio

 

Originally from Lawton, Oklahoma, Karis Jones is a multidisciplinary artist working in 2D and time-based media. They received their BFA in Painting from The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Jones is currently teaching and completing an MFA from The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jones’ work lives primarily in the world of strange watercolor figure painting.

www.karisjonesartist.com

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