Mutations Hybrids and Synthetic Forms
Inspired by scientific illustration and popular design, Cassie Jones’ paintings on paper are spontaneous yet iconic–playful emblems that seem to diagram arcane meanings and relationships. They are also a way of working, says the artist, that allows “mutations, hybrids, and synthetic forms to take shape.”
The paintings on panels explore a similar interest in hybrid forms, but are arrived at in a different way. Made of upholstered, quilted, and painted felt, their rounded, convex surfaces suggest a powerful sense of fertility and growth. Playfully absurd but also faintly sinister, the paintings are characterized by other contradictory elements as well—two-dimensional yet sculptural, reductive yet excessive, familiar yet un-nameable, naturalistic but also abstract—producing effects that are aesthetically pleasing but which also evade easy categorization.
Cassie Jones, Standard Deviations
Thursday, February 12, 2009
5:00pm – 8:00pm
RedFlagg 638 West 28th Street, Ground Floor, between 11th & 12th AvenuesTags: redflagg, abstract art, cassie jones, relief