September 19 - October 17, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Brian K. Jones. To visit the limited-attendance opening, see ticketing here.
from the gallery:
“Ro2 Art is proud to present …and it burns, burns, burns., a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Brian K. Jones. The show will run from September 19 through October 17, 2020. The exhibition will open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art in The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215 and will take place from 12-5 PM. For the safety of visitors, capacity will be limited to ten people every twenty minutes. To reserve a spot, visit EventBrite at http://ro2.us/sept19shows.
Continuing his series on the legendary Texas Fair icon, Big Tex, Dallas based artist Brian K. Jones offers a new take on the towering cowboy. The burning monument in the likeness of the artist himself holds a mirror to current events as inequality, corruption and greed leave the world burning, taking Big Tex down with it. With the Texas State Fair currently halted and it’s magical distractions locked away, our eyes are opened to what the world has become!
“The 2020 Texas State Fair has been shut down and Big Brother Tex cannot lull us into complacency with his long lines and magic corny dogs. “Our eyes are open. We see the rampant corruption, racism, inequality and greed that has the world burning. The worst global plague in history has us hopelessly barricaded in our homes where the orange man on the TV tells us to drink bleach. Creativity is the fulcrum to hope and it’s also a fabulous distraction.
“I have come to chew bubblegum and kick ass” ….and I’m all out of ass.”
About The Artist
Brian Keith Jones earned his BFA in Painting from The University of North Texas in 1998. After completing his degree, he established a studio in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, where he has lived and worked for over 20 years, co-founding the annual Oak Cliff Visual SpeedBump Art Tour. Jones is also widely known for his role in the acclaimed Dallas art duo Chuck & George. The wild, yet symbiotic collaboration of Brian K. Jones and Brian K. Scott influences, and is influenced by each artist’s individual work, serving as a constant source of inspiration. They both own and operate Art Services Collective which offers many art related services such as murals and trompe l’oeil for the private and design community. As well as creating his individual art for the galleries Brian K Jones has created many privately commissioned works.”
Reception: September 19, 2020 | 12–5 pm
1501 South Ervay Street
Dallas, 75215 TX
(214) 803-9575Get directions