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British sculptor Chris Jones creates sculptures composed of fragmented images from magazines and used books that are beautiful, frightening, and exquisitely detailed: a macabre headless horse, a 19th century stagecoach, a disheveled TV.

Jones’ work mimics the way in which we assimilate and process the world using our own personal histories and memories as a base to develop new connections. Jones has called on his own memories (through an art historic lens) and the viewers are in turn prompted to call upon their past to create their own personal stories as they relate to these wondrous pieces.

In the Sunday NY Times review of Jones’ 2012 one-person exhibit, Ben Genocchio wrote, “No reproduction can convey the experience of encountering this work. It creates its own environment. Inspiring a sense of enchantment and awe. And the feeling persists the longer you hang around.”

Jones work reminds that everything around us comes with a deeply embedded history and a multitude of stories to tell- that is, if we pay close enough attention.

Chris Jones earned an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London 2002. Jones was awarded an artist residency at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill, NY) in 2008 followed by a solo show at the museum. Past solo gallery shows include Galerie Martin Van Zomeren in Amsterdam (2006) and the Glass Box Gallery, Manchester (2001). Jones has participated in numerous group shows throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, notable recent museum presentations include: The Oakland University Art Gallery, Michigan (2014),Prague Biennial (2013), Manchester Art Gallery (2012), Knoxville Art Museum (2014).

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Selected Works
2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
76 x 21 x 21 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Of Vanished Alphabets

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
76 x 21 x 21 inches

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2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
76 x 21 x 21 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Of Vanished Alphabets (Alternate View)

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
76 x 21 x 21 inches

Watch Video
2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
34 x 23 x 22 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Trader

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
34 x 23 x 22 inches

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
34 x 71 x 20 in / 87 x 180 x 50 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
In Search Of Liberty

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
34 x 71 x 20 in / 87 x 180 x 50 cm

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
15 x 34 x 20 inches / 38 x 86.5 x 51 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
From That Moment On

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
15 x 34 x 20 inches / 38 x 86.5 x 51 cm

2015
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
63 x 44 x 1 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
After They Had Left

2015
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
63 x 44 x 1 inches

 -  Marc Straus Gallery
After They Had Left (Side detail)
2015
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
63 x 44 x 1 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Secret Logic

2015
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
63 x 44 x 1 inches

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
14.25 x 11.5 x 1 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Somnambulist

2016
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
14.25 x 11.5 x 1 inches

2014
Magazine, book, digital images, board, polymer varnish
35.5 x 80 x 15 inches / 90 x 203 x 38 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Living in the Kingdom's First Time Come

2014
Magazine, book, digital images, board, polymer varnish
35.5 x 80 x 15 inches / 90 x 203 x 38 cm

2014
Magazine, poster, book, digital images, board, polymer varnish
38 x 55 x 132 inches / 96 x 139 x 335 cm   -  Marc Straus Gallery
Living in the Kingdom's First Time Come (Detail View)

2014
Magazine, poster, book, digital images, board, polymer varnish
38 x 55 x 132 inches / 96 x 139 x 335 cm

2014
Enlarged paper model, book, magazine and digital images, magic sculp, wire, polymer varnish,
96 x 139 x 335 cm/ 38 x 55 x 132 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Inside the Golden Days of Missing You

2014
Enlarged paper model, book, magazine and digital images, magic sculp, wire, polymer varnish,
96 x 139 x 335 cm/ 38 x 55 x 132 inches

2014
Enlarged paper model, book, magazine and digital images, magic sculp, wire, polymer varnish,
96 x 139 x 335 cm/ 38 x 55 x 132 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Inside the Golden Days Of Missing You (Detail View)

2014
Enlarged paper model, book, magazine and digital images, magic sculp, wire, polymer varnish,
96 x 139 x 335 cm/ 38 x 55 x 132 inches

2008-2012
Magazine, poster and book images, wood, fiberglass, board, wire, polymer varnish
97 x 230 x 87.8 inches / 248 x 584 x 223 cm -  Marc Straus Gallery
Repair is the Dream of the Broken Thing

2008-2012
Magazine, poster and book images, wood, fiberglass, board, wire, polymer varnish
97 x 230 x 87.8 inches / 248 x 584 x 223 cm

2012
Magazine, poster and book images, board
32 x 35 x 53 inches -  Marc Straus Gallery
Bowery Bum

2012
Magazine, poster and book images, board
32 x 35 x 53 inches

 -  Marc Straus Gallery
Bowery Bum, 2012 (detail)
Exhibitions
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July 11 - August 23, 2013

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