Otis Jones “New Work”

Vito Schnabel

poster for Otis Jones “New Work”
[Image: Otis Jones "Gray Band with One Black Circle" (2022) Acrylic on linen on wood, 64 x 55 x 4 in. © Otis Jones; Photo by Kevin Todora; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery]

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Vito Schnabel Gallery presents Otis Jones: New Work, the gallery’s first exhibition with the critically admired Dallas-based painter. The presentation will feature new works from Jones’ ongoing series of shaped canvases – ovals and circles constructed in layers that exert a sense of enormous weight, celebrating their own making while simultaneously vibrating with an ethereal, almost spiritual energy.

With a career spanning over six decades, Otis Jones began his life as an artist during the heyday of 1960s and ‘70s Minimalism. His practice is characterized by a reductive style that celebrates the ‘objectness’ and tactility of painting’s material identity and the labor of making. Serene and spare, the paintings exist unto themselves as complete, visceral objects that have achieved their own resolve. “It’s a gestalt thing, you can’t separate,” Jones explains. He likens his painterly practice to archeological processes; “I’m interested in objects, patina, wear and age. Each piece takes on its own geology. I don’t hide anything. It’s a very real object.”



from January 12, 2023 to February 25, 2023

Opening Reception on 2023-01-12 from 18:00 to 20:00


Otis Jones

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