Erin Lee Jones

Erin Lee Jones is originally from Jacksonville Beach, FL and currently lives and works in New York, NY.  She earned her BFA in 2001 from the University of North Florida and an MFA in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including; Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Regina Rex, New York, NY; Songs for Presidents, Ridgewood, NY; and Alleyoop Projects, New York, NY.   

STATEMENT
Similarly incorporating a process-driven alchemy, Erin Lee Jones works boldly to capture the unstable surroundings of our natural world, resulting in vivid icons. Fragments of tinfoil, fringe, terrazzo, pools of watery acrylic, are all cast into hydrocal to reshape into a frozen tie-dye relief.  The improbable combinations of materials embedded in their depths uncover familiar faces. Some of the plaster concoctions work together in modular panels to reveal figures; a bare-breasted totem-like woman fearlessly handling snakes, two mirroring figures that dissolve into a patchwork quilt. Other works appear as large dilated eyes, recalling the hypnotic gaze of ancient Sumerian figuration, offering a moment that both suspends and spans time.

 

Erin in her studio. Photo by Dan Bainbridge.

Erin in her studio. Photo by Dan Bainbridge.