MARC STRAUS

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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 exhibitions throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. Notable recent museum presentations include the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, NYU, New York (2016); The Oakland University Art Gallery, Michigan (2014); Prague Biennial (2013); Manchester Art Gallery (2012); and the Knoxville Art Museum (2014).

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Selected Works
2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Symbols of a Future Myth,

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

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2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 in (78 x 110 x 3 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Preparations for the Festival

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 in (78 x 110 x 3 cm)

Watch Video
2022
Book and magazine images, board, poster, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in 
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Tree of Knowledge

2022
Book and magazine images, board, poster, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in 
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
From the Rivers to the Oceans

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, poster, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 in 
(78 x 110 x 3 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Emporium

2022
Book and magazine images, board, poster, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1.2 in
(78 x 110 x 3 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, digital prints, wallpaper, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in 
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
At the Centre of the System

2022
Book and magazine images, digital prints, wallpaper, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in 
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
A World Without Memory

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in 
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Days in Between

2022
Book and magazine images, board, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in
(78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, digital prints, board, wire, polymer varnish on hinged aluminum panels
Closed: 30.7 x 37.4 x 2 in (78 x 95 x 5 cm)
Opened: 30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Drinks Cabinet

2022
Book and magazine images, digital prints, board, wire, polymer varnish on hinged aluminum panels
Closed: 30.7 x 37.4 x 2 in (78 x 95 x 5 cm)
Opened: 30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

C2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish, aluminum panel base
11.8 x 23.6 x 34.25 in 
(30 x 60 x 87 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Waiting for No One

C2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish, aluminum panel base
11.8 x 23.6 x 34.25 in
(30 x 60 x 87 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
11.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 
(30 x 35 x 35 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Yellow House

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish
11.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in
(30 x 35 x 35 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish, aluminum panel base
11.81 x 18.9 x 20.5 in (30 x 48 x 52 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Cubit Town

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish, aluminum panel base
11.81 x 18.9 x 20.5 in (30 x 48 x 52 cm)

 2022
Book and magazine images, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
12.2 x 19 x 1 in 
(31 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
A Season of Rust

2022
Book and magazine images, wire, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
12.2 x 19 x 1 in
(31 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm)

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
14.6 x 19 x 1 in 
(37 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Top of the World

2022
Book and magazine images, board, polymer varnish on aluminum panel
14.6 x 19 x 1 in
(37 x 48.5 x 2.5 cm)

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Templates for Disappearance

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
The Garden

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
While the Sun is Still High

2020
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.3 x 1 in (78 x 110 x 2.5 cm)

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, paper, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.4 x 1 in (77.98 x 110.24 x 2.54 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Field Guide

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, paper, board, wire, and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
30.7 x 43.4 x 1 in (77.98 x 110.24 x 2.54 cm)

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
31 x 43.5 x 1 in (78.74 x 110.49 x 2.54 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
According to the Rules

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board and polymer varnish on aluminum panel
31 x 43.5 x 1 in (78.74 x 110.49 x 2.54 cm)

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish
66 x 21 x 35.5 in (167.64 x 53.34 x 90.17 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Between the Dream and the Void

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish
66 x 21 x 35.5 in (167.64 x 53.34 x 90.17 cm)

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish
66 x 21 x 35.5 in (167.64 x 53.34 x 90.17 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Between the Dream and the Void

2019
Book, magazine and digital images, board, wire, and polymer varnish
66 x 21 x 35.5 in (167.64 x 53.34 x 90.17 cm)

2020
Digital C-Type Print, Book Images, Board, Polymer Varnish
14.6 x 11.8 x 1.2 in (37 x 30 x 3 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Despite His Memory

2020
Digital C-Type Print, Book Images, Board, Polymer Varnish
14.6 x 11.8 x 1.2 in (37 x 30 x 3 cm)

2020
Digital C-Type Print, Book Images, Board, Polymer Varnish
14.6 x 11.8 x 1.2 in (37 x 30 x 3 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
When We Go Back

2020
Digital C-Type Print, Book Images, Board, Polymer Varnish
14.6 x 11.8 x 1.2 in (37 x 30 x 3 cm)

2012
Magazine, poster and book images, board
32 x 35 x 53 inches (81.3 x 88.9 x 134.6 cm) -  Marc Straus Gallery
Bowery Bum

2012
Magazine, poster and book images, board
32 x 35 x 53 inches (81.3 x 88.9 x 134.6 cm)

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

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

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)

Exhibitions
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July 11 - August 23, 2013

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