Otis Jones
September 1 - September 30, 2011
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 2, 2011 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Otis Jones. The work is raw, physical and non-illusionistic—what you see is what you get. Influenced by the gestural and physical qualities of Abstract Expressionism and the early days of Minimalism, as well as a philosophy that less is more, his economy of means produces reductive geometric forms and richly textured matte surfaces that cause one to look closer and deeper, both into and beyond the layers of paint. These are contemporary works, yet the unusual shapes—particularly the not perfectly round circular pieces—and the fully revealed process—with exposed canvas edges, staples and massive wooden supports and frequently erased surfaces—make them seem more like an archeological dig. While the revealed process creates intrigue, the inviting surfaces induce a meditative state.

Otis Jones has had over 20 solo exhibitions and his work included in numerous group exhibitions in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and New York, among other cities. His work is included in many public and private collections, among them, the Dallas Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art (Springfield, MO), Tyler Museum of Art (Tyler, TX), Witte Museum (San Antonio) and Neiman Marcus (Dallas). Jones lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

 


Exhibited Work

Long Narrow Tan with White Rectangle Otis Jones
Long Narrow Tan with White Rectangle
Mixed media on canvas
2011
16 x 84 x 4 inches
 
Red Ocide Circle Otis Jones
Red Ocide Circle
Mixed media on canvas
2006-10
45 x 2 1/2 inches
 
Narrow Rectangle with Two Circles Far Apart Otis Jones
Narrow Rectangle with Two Circles Far Apart
Mixed media on canvas
2009
84 x 16 x 4 inches
 
Cream Circle with Four Smaller Circles Otis Jones
Cream Circle with Four Smaller Circles
Acrylic on canvas
2011
36 1/2 x 4 inches
 
White Rectangle with Black lines Otis Jones
White Rectangle with White and Black lines
Acrylic on linen
2009
71 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 3 inches
 
Gray Rectangle with Two Red Lines Otis Jones
Gray Rectangle with Two Red Lines
Mixed media on canvas
38 1/2 x 36 x 4 inches
 
Black with White Lines 2010 Otis Jones
Black with White Lines 2010
Mixed media on paper
2010
60 x 42 inches
 
Ochre with 6 Black Lines Otis Jones
Ochre with 6 Black Lines
Mixed media on paper
2010
60 x 42 inches
 
White with five blue lines Otis Jones
White with five blue lines
Mixed media on paper
2010
60 x 42 inches
 
White Square with Rectangles Otis Jones
White Square with Rectangles
Mixed media on linen
2005
16 x 16 x 3 1/2 inches
 
Eight Lines Red _ 2 Otis Jones
Eight Lines Red / 2
Mixed media on linen
2010
16 x 16 x 3 1/2 inches
 
Black with Two Red Lines Otis Jones
Black with Two Red Lines
Mixed media on linen
2009
16 x 16 x 3 1/2 inches
 
Black Rectangle with White Lines Otis Jones
Black Rectangle with White Lines
Mixed media on linen
2009
71 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 3 inches
 

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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


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