Now taking place in New York is an exhibition of works by photographer Sarah Jones. The artist seemingly mixes her imagination with reality in her stunning photographs as one can see in this new and fifth exhibition of the London-based artist’s work at Anton Kern Gallery in New York.
Still-life photographs are taken in her studio and large-format photographs are taken outside the studio with a large-format field camera. She uses both black-and-white and color films to represent transient existence of ourselves in nature: cut flowers, cultivated plants, submerged glass objects, water flowing down a fall. Her works are often a mixture of reality and imagination. A photograph of horse is shown transitioning its color from gray to white, when the side is flipped. In one of her photographs, a flowery fountain in Regent Park is shown to be suspended in the air as if its water has been frozen into ice. Her black-and-white photographs, with shiny surfaces, often disappear in matte black and reappear from within it, reminding us of the famous “Cabinet of Curiosities” from the 1700s. Sarah Jones has said about her painting style: “The cinematic lighting technique of ‘day for night’ merges the everyday with the space of dream. It offers a metamorphosis, a transition… ‘Cascade’ comes from cascare, to fall. It implies being in between states, in suspension. The photograph holds this in liquid stasis, like amber.”
Sarah Jones was born in 1959 in London. She got her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in London in 1996. Currently, she is working as Reader in Photography at Royal College of Art, London. Her work has been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions in international museum and gallery, including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2013); National Media Museum, Bradford (2007); Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam (2000); Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen (1999); Centre for Photography, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (1999); Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid (1999); and Le Consortium, Dijon, France (1997).
Sarah Jones’ work is being shown through April 7, 2018, at Anton Kern Gallery, 16 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022.
For details, visit: www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/anton-kern/overview
Click on the slideshow to have a sneak peek of the artist’s work.