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Joanna Jones

Beauty treads a razor edge

Installation Views

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Joanna Jones at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2019

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Joanna Jones at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2019

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Joanna Jones at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2019

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Installation view: Joanna Jones at Galerie Gilla Loercher 2019

Foto: Ute Schendel, courtesy Galerie Gilla Loercher

Works

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 120 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #6, 2019

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 120 cm Photo: Joanna Jones

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 120 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #8, 2019

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 120 cm Photo: Joanna Jones

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 160 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Ute Schendel

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #7, 2019

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 160 cm Photo: Ute Schendel

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 130 cm\r\n\r\nPrivate collection\r\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #1, 2017

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 130 cm Private collection Photo: Joanna Jones

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 120 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #2, 2018

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 120 cm Photo: Joanna Jones

Egg tempera on canvas <br>140 x 120 cm\n\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #3, 2018

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 120 cm Photo: Joanna Jones

Egg tempera on canvas \r<br>140 x 120 cm\r\n\r\nPhoto: Joanna Jones

Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one #5, 2018

Egg tempera on canvas
140 x 120 cm Photo: Joanna Jones

Video

Press Release

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Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art is very pleased to present the third solo exhibition of British painter Joanna Jones. Her practice over several decades has included painting and performance. Interested in the inter-connectedness of things, thoughts and encounters she has developed a performative process in painting.
„'Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one'. These words, that I first heard spoken by activist and mystic Jim O’Dea, stayed with me during the 16 month period in which I made these paintings. I paint using a performative process that positions my body as an agency of a particular kind of knowing, taking painting into the territory of an event – a constitution of elements that make something happen: the consistency of the paint, my choice of colour, what concerns my mind, what vibrates through my body, what rings in my ears. Alexander Kluge said that the only thing that we own is ourselves – it’s true but there is nothing to which we are not connected.“ Joanna Jones, March 2019

The British artist Joanna Jones lives and works in Dover (UK). Following a foundation year at Northwich College of Art, she continued her studies in London at the Byam Shaw School. Jones received her National Diploma of Design in painting from Goldsmith`s College, and graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 1970. Joanna Jones is a recipient of several art awards including the first prize in the Greater London Councils painting competition (1969), a scholarship from Künstlerhaus Balmoral in 2000 and an Arts Council England Year of the Artist award for a work at Samphire Hoe in 2001.
Her work has been shown in many international art institutions and galleries s.a.: Arts Council England (UK); Royal Academy, London (UK); Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales (UK); The City Gallery of Leicester, Leicester (UK); Leicester City Museum, Leicester (UK); National Gallery of Canada, Montreal (CDN); Taipeh Gallery, New York (US); Künstlerhaus Balmoral, Bad Ems (D); London Biennale 2004, London (UK); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, curated by Peter Wairmeir/Ingrid Mössinger, (D); Stadtmuseum Bad Ems, Bad Ems (D); Museum Mühlheim, Mühlheim (D); Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, curated by Sigrid Schade, (A); Pharos Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (CY); Pharos Trust, Melina Mercouri Cultural Center, Nicosia (CY); Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt (D); Städtische Galerie, Bad Soden (D); Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (D); Space Gallery Folkstone, Folkstone (UK); Galerie Kyra Maralt, Berlin (D); Galerie Wild, Frankfurt (D); Galerie Klaus Werth, Frankfurt (D); Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin (D) a.o.