Jonathan Jones | Artist Talk

November 25, 2010 | 12:30 TO 1:30PM

Please join us on Thursday, November 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.for an artist talk by Australian artist and curator Jonathan Jones.  Jonathan is in Winnipeg in preparation for the cultural capital project Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years which will open in January of 2011.  The artist talk will be held at Plug In ICA, 460 Portage Avenue.  This visit has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts’ Visiting Foreign Artist grant.

Whether in discrete sculptural forms or large-scale installation worksJonathan Jones activates spaces between light and its absence, between the material and ephemeral – spaces that are also distances to be traversed between cultures, between history and memory, between past, present and future. Jonathan Jones (Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri) is a Sydney-based artist whose major solo exhibitions include Jonathan Jones: untitled [the tyranny of distance] at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2008 and Jonathan Jones at Newcastle Region Art Gallery, 2007. His work has been included in a range of group exhibitions both around Australia and internationally, including NEW08 at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2008, Adventures with form in space at Art Gallery of NSW, 2006,Primavera at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2003 and the 2002 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Jones was recipient of the Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2006. He is represented by Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney.