Exhibit – 'When It Rises'
Danielle Jones engages the physicality of paper as a means of exploring what her childhood experiences with flood preparation has taught her: to repeatedly store, raise, and protect. Objects are strung, wrapped, weathered and finally suspended from the ceiling in an installation that confronts uncertainty similar to those created by a waterlogged collection of baggage awaiting another storm. Jones' installation is an acknowledgement of the accumulated intangible moments in life, lingering and heavier with time, protected yet vulnerable to the unpredictable. Together, the objects and what they represent seem to pull with their weight the light of the room and reveal that the mechanism that once futilely protected them has become just as damaged. Jones' practice seems an uncertain impracticality that displays an impulse to conceal and preserve fueling a rapid cycle that has become more of a distraction than a means of protection.
Jones is a New Orleans-born visual artist working in mixed media. She received her Bachelor of Art from Southeastern Louisiana University and is currently pursuing a Master in Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. In her work, Jones explores moments of intersection between physical and psychological environments tied to land, memory and time.
A reception will be held on Sept. 5 from 3-4:30 p.m.