Lucy Jones "Reflections in a Landscape"


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Flowers presents an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Lucy Jones. Reflections in a Landscape.

Encompassing a two year period, these paintings are contemplations on the Welsh Marche landscape where Jones now lives. She sits in that landscape, remaking it in paint marks and color trying to grasp the tangible weight and power of sky and earth. Characteristically “expressionistic” in manner, this is the genre to which Jones is often aligned.

In his introduction to Stepping Out Into A World Beyond, a book about Jones’ landscape painting, Bill Packer writes about Expressionism: The problem, if there is a problem, lies perhaps with that now dog-eared old critical portmanteau we call ‘Expressionism’, a rag-bag for anything with a bit of swing and elbow to its application, along with some thick paint and juicy colour: anything in fact, in an English context, from Francis Bacon to Stella Vine. But an old suitcase, no matter how battered, may still be useful if it can be strapped up and held together, and Expressionism, if it is to mean anything at all, is surely inseparable from a quality of profound and authentic feeling.

Jones has found deep within her an unending appetite for her new terrain and with each rendition comes a heightened discourse on what she sees. Bill Packer: For, quite beyond any specific association or description, each of these paintings seems to be instinct with that far more allusive, though utterly intangible quality, a true sense of place.

Leaving us with a powerful exhibition of new landscapes, the compositions are built up with increasing confidence and go well beyond description, resonating with the song of the Marches.

Lucy Jones was born in London, England in 1955. In 1982, she received her MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Europe and the United States. Her work can be seen in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Arts Council Collection, England; Deutsche Bank; Harris Museum and Art Gallery; and Procter & Gamble.

[Image: Lucy Jones "Longmynd" (2010) Oil on canvas, 63 x 86 in.]



from December 09, 2011 to January 21, 2012

Opening Reception on 2011-12-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


Lucy Jones

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