Carbondale Arts presents “Pattern Recognition: Observations and Explorations by Lindsay Jones”, opening on Friday, September 8, from 6-8pm and runs through October 6, 2017.
“The word landscape itself becomes problematic: landscape describes the natural world as an aesthetic phenomenon, a department of visual representation. A landscape is scenery, scenery is stage decoration, and stage decorations are static backdrops for human drama.” -Rebecca Solnit
Abstracting images from architecture and landscape, Lindsay Jones creates drawings, small sculptures, and installations out of materials such as paper, collage, and balsa wood. Her work is the result of her observations of the landscape; the rural, the urban, the exquisite, the boring, the natural, the unnatural, etc. Lindsay says she finds herself both in awe of, as well as disturbed by, the way that we build, and transform our environments, and believes that humanity will always be trying to figure out how to negotiate our life in this shared environment.
This collection of drawings by Lindsay uses imagery from the Western Colorado and Utah deserts, whose environments she finds to be valuable because of their lack of human development. She uses hand drawn elements and abstracted symbols to represent these ideas of culture, and environment that she is always trying to process.
“Pattern Recognition” opens the same evening as “Homecoming: A Site-specific Installation by Lara Whitley”. Learn more about Lara’s show here. An art talk will be given by the artists on Friday, September 22, from 5:30-7:00pm. Light refreshments provided.