May 22 — July 3, 2021

The Sea, Eventually

Jules Buck Jones

Conduit Gallery is pleased to present The Sea, Eventually, Jules Buck Jones’ sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

In The Sea, Eventually, Jules Buck Jones presents a new body of work expanding on the artist’s interests in narratives, relationships, parallels and disparities found in nature. Pivoting between celebratory and mournful, Jones’ work depicts fleeting moments, strange conjunctions, and conflated timescales through abstracted flora and fauna and dense mark making. Jones’ heavy stylization of his imagery is captured in water media on paper, exaggerated by ornately cut frames as well as painted wood cut outs. Both approaches blur the edges of where the work begins and ends.

The new work hints at the fragility of Earth’s natural balance, the pain and sorrow surrounding loss, beauty in the everyday, and scenes of what may occur when no one is looking.

Jules Buck Jones earned his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 2005 and an MFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX in 2008. He is a founding member of the non-profit collective MASS Gallery and the art / science collective Animal Facts Club, both based in Austin TX. Jones has been accepted and invited to art residencies in Maine, New York, Tennessee, Vermont, the Florida Everglades and Barcelona. Jones currently teaches painting and drawing at Texas State University in San Marcos. He received the Makers Muse Award from New Mexico’s Kindle Project and in 2018 completed a large commission for the Line Hotel in downtown Austin. Recent exhibitions include: Future Fossils, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX (2019); Humid Futures, Conduit Gallery (2018); Silent Song, A Dark Dirty Place, Kyle, TX (2018); Gardens and Graveyards, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX (2017); Hand Me My Head, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX (2017). His work is in the permanent collections of: The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Everglades National Park, FL: Dell’s Children Hospital, Balcones Canyonland Preserve, Reicher Ranch, Austin, TX; Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX; Fidelity Investments, Dallas, TX.

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