September 8 - October 6, 2018
Opening Sept. 7, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm
The Galerie Jérôme Pauchant is thrilled to present Time Walk, the second solo exhibition of Matt Jones at the gallery.
Time Walk presents a series of paintings that take up the freedom and the exaggeration of Mannerism, and the decadence and pageantry of Rococo. Jones looks to the decay and regeneration of contemporary geo-political landscapes in an exhibition that moves asynchronously through time.
After a residency in Udine and Venice, Italy (funded by a grant from the Kossak Painting Program at Hunter College), and Paris, France, (organized by Galerie Jérôme Pauchant) Jones’ newest body of work references Giambattista Tiepolo, Jean- Honoré Fragonard, the Hudson River School painters, and the digital environments of fantasy Role Playing Games.
The layered pictorial surfaces of these new paintings generate a multivalent topology that refuses traditional, linear historical narratives in order to explore the possibility of simultaneous alternative realities. Guided as much by history as by affect, Time Walk foregrounds the agency of the viewer as an active participant in the narrative of the paintings’ significations.
Matt Jones lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from Cooper Union and is an MFA candidate at Hunter College. He has recently exhibited at Freight and Volume, The Hole, Bleecker Street Art Club, Driscoll Babcock, Robert Miller Gallery, The Richard Massey Foundation, and Tibet House in New York, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, and Horton Gallery, Berlin.