Laura Jones: Too Much, Not Enough - Art Collector

Laura Jones, ‘Like Skin You Fall In’, 2018. Oil on linen, 183 x 152cm. Courtesy: The artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Richmond.

‘For Too Much, Not Enough’ Laura Jones returns to the central image of the flower, (re)considering her compulsion to set it in paint. Here, Jones is toying with, and pushing against, the long history of the flower’s relationship to the still life, as well as its relegation to the domain of the domestic, the everyday, the hyper-feminine and the sentimental.

These works defy such classification: instead they move towards a kind of half abstraction, with Jones removing or painting out the conventional trappings of the still life (the arrangement in a vase, the table, the room, decidedly absent). Jones’ works exist in delicate balance, and yet, the flowers become the sole occupant of the frame – they are everything, all at once.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 2 August 2018
Exhibition closes: 18 August 2018
Location: Sophie Gannon Gallery, 2 Albert St, Richmond VIC
Phone: +61 3 9421 0857


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