Gabriel Jones "Irhann"

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

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By way of manipulated photographs and details of authentic footage Jones describes an imaginary and elusive country, revealing a surreal perspective of our world, where repeated failed attempts at rocket launches are a global reality.

Jones does not imply criticism directed toward the politics of a specific country, he rather creates a fictitious visual “scenario” using absurdity to redirect the viewer’s projected negative feelings. By utilizing two seemingly similar objects, the nuclear missile, an icon of mass destruction, and the rocket, an icon of scientific research and progress, Jones de-contextualizes each within his landscapes. Jones’ rockets and at times satellites, rest at indistinct locations, abandoned due to their malfunction and reference playfully a whole register of human emotions between angst and curiosity.

[Image: Gabriel Jones “Irhann 09” (2008) Archival pigment print 42 x 49 in.]



from June 12, 2008 to July 26, 2008


Gabriel Jones

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