KATHERINE JONES RA – The Real Sunshine of Feeling
WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR
26–29 October 2023
RABLEY GALLERY – SOLO Booth 28
A special solo presentation of prints and painting by Katherine Jones launching at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.
‘The Real Sunshine of Feeling’ is a new series prints and paintings that celebrates the multifaceted nature of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, and likewise the images that have emerged are underpinned by the many free associations and ideas inspired by it.
Katherine Jones two new larger than life collagraphs ‘Narcissus’ and ‘Narcissus Echo’ focus on a narcissus flower or something resembling the trumpet and petals of the daffodil. Basking in the luminous glow of their own reflections they play with the narrative of the Greek God Narcissus, and the Goddess Echo who was infatuated with him.
Katherine Jones is a painter and printmaker, neither discipline taking precedence over the creative process, three intimate scale paintings in oil on panel seduce with her sensibility for colour and form.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Katherine Jones makes distinctive images that are inhabited by plants, ordinary objects, spaces and buildings. Often the structures depicted are fragile or vulnerable, covered or transparent. Jones is a painter and a printmaker, her ideas are often exchanged between watercolour, etchings and collagraph prints. She builds layers, overlays marks and colour to create rich nuanced surfaces.
Her prints are included in major international collections including UK: The Victoria and Albert Museum; National Art library; The House of Lords; University College, London, Hospitals Art Collection; Government Art Collection; Royal Festival Hall; Winchester College; Eton College; Ashmolean Museum; University of Chichester Art Collection; University of Warwick Art Collection; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. USA: Lafayette College, Boston Athenaeum, Wellesley Library, Swathmore College, PA, Yale University Library, CT. United Therapeutics Art Collection. China: Guangdong Museum.
Jones was brought up in Herefordshire, she studied at Cambridge School of Art, and MA Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art,(1998-2001). She currently lives and works in Brixton. South London.
‘Grass is a Silk Smooth Blade’ was exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2023