Fay Jones returns to Russo Lee Gallery with New Work. A major artist of the Pacific Northwest, Jones will present both large scale and small paintings, all works on paper. In Fay Jones’ world, donkeys, elephants, clowns and people of all ages share a surrealistic stage, creating their own performative circus-like tableaux. Influenced by her roots in surrealism and growing up surrounded by poets and writers, her subject matter alludes to comical and unpredictable narratives. Her imagery is symbolist and dreamlike. This intuitive approach directs the viewer into ambiguity to consider juxtaposition and plot while making myriad ethereal references.
Jones paints playful and provocative images using a rich and eclectic vocabulary filled with a variety of characters. With hints of surrealism, her subject matter alludes to comical and unpredictable narratives. Dancing animals, expressive hand gestures, simplified faces, and specific colors all come together in a rich layering of pictorial poetry.