Exhibitions 2016 New Contemporaries, City Gallery, San Diego, CA 2016 Five Year Anniversary, Sergott Contemporary, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 2016, (Re) Formation, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA 2016 MAS Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA 2016 'Deep Mind', Monarch Arredon Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 2015 Rainwater Gallery, Hunington Beach, CA 2015 Whitebox Contemporary, San Diego CA 2015 Debris and Detritus, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA 2015 NTC Liberty Station, San Diego, CA 2014 San Diego Botanic Gardens, San Diego, CA 2014 DeBilzan Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2014 Whitebox Contemporary, San Diego, CA 2013 Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA 2013 Space4Art, San Diego, CA, 2012 Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, CA 2010 BWAC, New York, NY 2009 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH Public Commissions 2014 Sentry Tower Wall at The Yards, Washington D.C., with Forest City and Russel Design Residencies 2016, Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Education 2009 BFA, Sculpture/Drawing, University of New Hampshire    

 

Exhibitions

2016 New Contemporaries, City Gallery, San Diego, CA

2016 Five Year Anniversary, Sergott Contemporary, Rancho Sante Fe, CA

2016, (Re) Formation, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA

2016 MAS Attack, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2016 'Deep Mind', Monarch Arredon Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2015 Rainwater Gallery, Hunington Beach, CA

2015 Whitebox Contemporary, San Diego CA

2015 Debris and Detritus, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2015 NTC Liberty Station, San Diego, CA

2014 San Diego Botanic Gardens, San Diego, CA

2014 DeBilzan Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2014 Whitebox Contemporary, San Diego, CA

2013 Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2013 Space4Art, San Diego, CA,

2012 Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, CA

2010 BWAC, New York, NY

2009 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Public Commissions

2014 Sentry Tower Wall at The Yards, Washington D.C., with Forest City and Russel Design

Residencies

2016, Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

Education

2009 BFA, Sculpture/Drawing, University of New Hampshire

 

 

ROBERT MICHAEL JONES

Industrial manufactured materials and objects constitute a modern vernacular that provides a historical framework for my critical observations of modern culture, behavior, and tradition. Observations that I dilate to historical and evolutionary scopes by using imagery that references moments throughout history. The juxtaposition of this imagery form timelines which, enriched with personal expression, become modern mythologies; human narratives that offer perspective on our historical moment.

When formulating these narratives I use a process of physical action and reaction where I consciously resist finality and stasis of form in favor of gesture and incompleteness. The rhythm of negative space, rough and refined surfaces, and use of patina as a transitionary state culminate into a visual tension between order and entropy. A dimorphic state which creates the impetus to view the figure as character and the sculptural object as artifact. My use of cultural objects provides specific historical context allowing me to utilize familiarity and obscurity, nostalgia and obsolescence as narrative mechanisms.