June 2 - 30, 2023
From Sala Diaz:
“Sala Diaz is happy to announce Floating Between Chaos and Peace, a solo exhibition featuring Alethia Jones, and curated by Barbara Felix. The exhibition will open with a public reception on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 6–9pm at Sala Diaz. This event is free and open to the public.
In Floating between Chaos and Peace, Alethia Jones explores her personal mental health through painting. Utilizing bold colors, Jones creates fantastical landscapes, or dreamscapes, sprinkled with hints of recognizable objects. Though made with paint on canvas, the works have a collage-like quality to them, furthering ideas of sampling different experiences and emotions.
Alethia told Sala Diaz,” Like so many people on the planet, I have spent the majority of my life living with mental illness. After years of anger, sadness, and uncertainty, I was finally diagnosed with ADHD and Schizophrenia. The number of humans with mental illnesses on the planet has been increasing each year, with no end in sight. This body of work exposes the helplessness of one grappling with negative current events, but also suggests that hope does exist, and there is still much beauty to behold in this world.”
With this statement in mind, the viewer is left to question where the line between helplessness and beauty exists, and how the things we feel and see in our own minds, are a reality all their own. Contrasting ideas of creation and destruction, real-world tragedies, and moments of beauty, entwine in this series of work. “
Reception: June 2, 2023 | 6–9 pm
San Antonio, 78210 TX
(972) 900-0047Get directions