The Amalgamation is an installation composed of interchangeable and independent bodies of work that can come together in any quantity or arrangement to turn gallery spaces into expressive landscapes of steel with flowing paper skies. This work expresses artist Jeremy Jones’s feelings and ideas and raises questions about the world we live in. What is the human condition? Why are we here? Why do decaying things like rusting metal or chipping paint look so beautiful? Is there something inherently beautiful about the world that makes paint splatters or cloud formations aesthetically pleasing? These are some of the topics that he strives to comment on in this installation. Rusted edges in this work remind people of their mortality. The steel on which the work is created is well designed and strong, but even it will not last forever. Sharpened edges protrude from under the surface of their painted facades and warn about the dangers lurking just under the surface of this beautiful world. All of the landscapes in The Amalgamation are based on real locations that the artist has personally explored. This installation continues to grow as Jones experiences new things, or has time to reflect on things he has already experienced. It is a living and inquisitive look into our bitter sweet environment, as well as a look into how that environment has molded us.
The opening reception is on August 3rd and it closes on the 28th at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, TX.Submitted by Jeremy Horton Jones. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org