Jones' work explores some of the recurring themes of her practice and how they transform themselves into objects. This exhibition represents Jones’ philosphy of "less is more", focusing on a lean pallet of ideas and colour. Jones has created sculptural works in which the viewer can reflect on manipulations of form, light and colour density. Her raw and honest approach to materials is balanced by her pared back aesthetic.
Deb Jones was born in NSW and graduated from the Canberra School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1992. She then moved to Adelaide where she completed the two-year Associate training program in the JamFactory Glass Studio. In 2005 she co-founded the Blue Pony Studios and in 2007 opened a new studio, Gate 8, with fellow glass artist Jessica Loughlin. She presently shares her time between Gate 8 and her position as Studio Designer within JamFactory’s Glass Studio.
A significant glass artist, Jones has completed many public and private commissions and her works are held in public collections including Art Bank, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Australian National Parliamentary Library in Canberra.
The exhibition is open from 10 December 2011 through to February next year.
Date: 10 December 2011 – 12 February 2012
Location: JamFactory, 19 Morphett St, Adelaide
For more info, visit the JamFactory website.