Galleri Urbane presents Jeffrey Cortland Jones: "New Clear Dawn" opening reception
There are visual moments from everyday life that often escape one’s consciousness. The way in which the color planes of sky and sea meet at a distant, indecipherable point on the horizon; the layering of color patches that mask graffiti tags on the side of a building; a cadence of rubber tire marks built up on the highway median. It is overlooked moments like these that inform the paintings of Jeffrey Cortland Jones and his exhibition, “New Clear Dawn” calling for one to take a slower, closer look.
Upon first glance, Cortland Jones’ paintings appear to be composed of layered blocks of white and grays with the occasional splash of color. Their clean presentation, sheets of acrylic floating away from the wall, further enforce a tendency to be perceived as minimal and stoic. Given further examination, however, and the works reward viewers with so much more: surfaces that fluctuate between matte and glossy, layers that have been painted, sanded, buffed, and scraped, and whites that reveals themselves to be anything but white.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 24.