The Expanded Place was a solo exhibition, Fall 2016, at the Christina Parker Gallery.
Cloud cartography Watercolour, ink on arches paper, 41.25” × 29.375”, 2016. Much like these clouds I will create cloud animations that respond to peoples movement in front of them, growing, dissolving, each still will be hand drawn.
All points lead nowhere everywhere Watercolour, ink on arches paper, 44” × 32.5”, 2016
Murmurations Heart, ink on arches paper, 2016. Piles of birds, in flight? or piled dead? will be painted on the very large floor to ceiling work.
Every moment is a life and death scenario Watercolour, india ink on archival paper 40″ × 31″, The Expanded Place
‘Beyond the scientific wonder of it, the perimeter fascinates and compels. I find myself observing the creatures entombed in its slow time. How did they find themselves trapped? Are they alive? Does consciousness persist in real time or does their mind slow with the time they are encased within?’ Extract from the field journal of Dr. Stuart Greenhalgh, observations from the expanded place. With its domed sky and glowing orbs this work turns an imagined world into a religious icon. The dark sky is alive with rich dark formations contrasting with the crisp bright moments of lives frozen.
This one pinnacle of intersection permits entry to the core This assured, delicate and sharp piece is from the ‘Expanded place’ exhibition. Is it a waterfall frozen in time? Or shards erupting upwards from below? It suggest both water and ice, movement and time crystalized into one moment. Working from fractal patterns found within the geology of Newfoundland rock formation, Jones’ work resonates with Newfoundland while also creating a place entirely new.
Hare in Space and Time, Ceramic and resin sculpture, 2016, The expanded place exhibition. This combination of resin and ceramic is being further explored by me in this project
‘In 2001 inherited a trunk from my Great Aunt ‘Tante Thea’. Born in Holland, surviving her teenage years during WW2, Thea studied Science in England. Her speciality was the burgeoning field of Quantum Mechanics. Restricted by sexism and finances Thea abandoned her academic study and became a wife and mother. Her lab partner Dr. Stuart Greenhalgh remained in close contact with Thea, writing to her regularly. These letters were part of my inheritance. I found them folded in a little tin box in the bottom of the trunk along with his field notebook from an expedition to an area he referred to only as ‘The Expanded Place’. Photography did not work in this area so Dr. Stuart Greenhalgh created detailed drawn observations. Below are scans from this notebook. I shall add to the available pages regularly over the next year. The Letters will be published pending permission from the relatives.
Fascinated by Greenhalgh’s unpublished discoveries I decided to further research ‘The Expanded Place’ through MIRIAD. I led Expeditions to MIRIAD Island in 2012/13 , the results of which are published on this site.’
Find out more about this show here
Below are extracts from the field journal
We acknowledge the support of ArtsNL, which last year invested $2.5 million to foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.