Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Artist Talk: Jennie C. Jones
Artist Jennie C. Jones joins Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver for an in-depth conversation on the works featured in her mid-career survey exhibition, Jennie C. Jones: Compilation. Following the talk, guests will be invited to participate in a brief Q&A with the artist. This event is free and open to the public; seating is limited.
Jennie C. Jones: Compilation chronicles Jones's practice over an 11-year period and includes the artist's iconic Acoustic Paintings early works on paper, sculpture, and sound works. The exhibition will debut a suite of new Acoustic Paintings along with site-specific installations created for her presentation at CAMH.
Formally trained as a painter, Jones is a conceptual artist working between painting, sculpture, and sound to mine the territory of Modernism and the abstract and minimalist painting traditions, combined with experimental jazz. Adept in a variety of media, Jones often plays upon the perception of sound within the tradition of the visual arts through her use of unconventional materials. For Jones, the act of listening, as well as the modes thereof, become in and of themselves part of her practice, which has evolved from literal references to music in early drawings and collages to more nuanced and multifaceted installations that engage the viewer visually and aurally.