Otis Jones: Untitled
September 12 - October 10, 2009
1411 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207
"In a career that has spanned over thirty years, Otis Jones seeks to make work that deals with the physicality of painting and its inherent use of materials. Working with both abstraction and minimalism, he relies on the most basic of devices to explore the nature of painting, including color, shape, line and texture. Each work tells the story of its making through the process of purposefully distressing the piece, through the remnants of the artist’s presence, such as fingerprints and visible staples. Grounded in the faith that painting can be both evocative and direct, Otis Jones conjures meaning from beyond the object."