Jonathan Jones: Solo exhibition - Art Collector

Jonathan Jones, installation view at Tim Melville Gallery, 2013. Courtesy: the artist and Tim Melville Gallery, Auckland

In his second New Zealand solo exhibition Jonathan Jones uses fluorescent light to explore ideas around openings and intersections - particularly cultural meeting points. A series of luminous light structures are presented leaning on the gallery walls. Their glowing open frames reference the casual style of ready-mades as well as traditional Aboriginal architecture, while a suite of woodblock prints evokes carved designs found on classic Aboriginal material held at the British Museum. The potency of Jones' work comes not simply from its interplay of positive and negative space, nor from its apparent relationship to modernism, but rather from the revelation of the artist's Aboriginal (Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi) aesthetic traditions.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 4 July 2013
Exhibition closes: 27 July 2013
Location: Tim Melville Gallery, 11 McColl Street, Newmarket, Auckland NZ 1010
Contact: +64 9 520 5891

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