The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, September 22, 2014


Big Pink Paintings: Abstract Paintings 2008-11 by Martha Jones on View at VMFA
The predominance of red and pink imparts a comic tone as the artist reflects the influence of contemporary painting, particularly the late work of Philip Guston. Photo: Courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
RICHMOND, VA.- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) presents Big Pink Paintings: Abstract Paintings 2008-11 by Martha Jones is on view July 16, 2011 through November 13, 2011. This exhibition of recent works by Martha Jones features oil paintings based on a consistent set of elements that call on the viewer to think about issues of color, scale, and abstraction within an artistic tradition.

These recurring elements derive primarily from the artistic conventions of ancient Greece and Rome, which, while known primarily for figurative art, employed a set of repeated abstract forms as a common parlance. Of these the arch and the meander patterns have consistently demonstrated the greatest capacity to transform themselves into other forms, including the imagery of waves, clouds, bubbles, heads, hearts, letters of the alphabet, potatoes, aluminum cans, toes, as well as others the artist may not have intended.

The predominance of red and pink imparts a comic tone as the artist reflects the influence of contemporary painting, particularly the late work of Philip Guston. The monumental scale of the largest paintings allows Jones freedom to experiment and offers viewers a larger-than-life experience

Jones explains: “What interests me especially in my most recent work is the way in which a consistent set of elements will combine over and over to form different compositions. During the last three years I have been primarily interested in reconciling an overall circular composition with a rectilinear format.”

Martha Jones is a recipient of a 2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award. She lives and works in Williamsburg, Virginia.



Today's News

July 16, 2011

Kunsthaus Bregenz Presents Exhibition by Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: Art and Architecture

Exhibition Dedicated to Innovation in 19th-Century America at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Outstanding Masterworks by Major Pop Art Artists on Sale at Artnet Auctions

Sotheby's to Offer a Masterpiece by Gustav Klimt from the Collection of the Late Viktor and Paula Zuckerkandl

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Presents Exhibition of Edward Hopper's Maine

Twenty-Six-Foot Tall Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe Unveiled on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

In Old Maine Farmhouse, The Real Christina's World of Andrew Wyeth Lives On

Police say Picasso Theft was Part of Luxury Spree at New York Galleries and Hotels

Rodin Museum Gardens and Landscape Blooms After Three-Year Rejuvenation

Mystery of Alaska's Missing Moon Rocks has Been Solved; Former Resident Sues

John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Iannis Xenakis Announced at the Akademie der Künste

UMMA Presents Multiple Impressions: Contemporary Chinese Woodblock Prints

Hammer Presents Exhibition of Work by Los Angeles-Based Artist Shannon Ebner

Two-Person Exhibition Featuring New Works by Kiel Johnson and Cordy Ryman at Mark Moore Gallery

Big Pink Paintings: Abstract Paintings 2008-11 by Martha Jones on View at VMFA

Last Chance for Public to See Water Lilies Together at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Winner of the San Francisco Veterans Memorial Design Competition Announced

California is Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Iconic Architect John Lautner

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site