Paris — New York

Samuel Levi Jones

Painter

Born in Marion, Indiana, in 1978. He lives and works currently in Chicago and Indianapolis, USA.

Books

News

Let us grow Jones Samuel Levi
Solo show
Let us grow
Samuel Levi Jones
18 May - 13 July 2019
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris France
Left of Center Jones Samuel Levi
Solo show
Left of Center
Samuel Levi Jones
15 March - 01 September 2019
Indianapolis Museum of Art United States

Biography

At first glance, the work of Samuel Levi Jones appears to be steeped in the tradition of constructivist or at least orthogonal abstract painting. A variety of coloured rectangular surfaces join and overlap to form a dynamic ensemble. And yet, these are not paintings, but groupings and collages of fragments of fabric that the artist has chosen and stitched together. These fragments come from a deconstruction, a pillage.  Jones meticulously skins the bindings of outdated books which are supposed to assert their authority in their field: medicine, history, law. He also makes use of materials from other domains, such as American sport.

Selected exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, États-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris , France
    • Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, États-Unis
  • 2018
    • Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
  • 2017
    • Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Etats-Unis
    • Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
  • 2016
    • Ronchini Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
    • Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, Etats-Unis
    • Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Etats-Unis
    • California African American Museum, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
    • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Espagne
    • Galerie Lelong, New York, États-Unis
  • 2015
    • PATRON, Chicago, Etats-Unis
    • Papillion Art, Los Angeles, Etats-Unis
    • Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, Etats-Unis
  • 2014
    • Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
  • 2013
    • Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, Etats-Unis
  • 2012
    • Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, Etats-Unis
    • Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Etats-Unis
    • de Young Museum, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Etats-Unis
    • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Etats-Unis



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