ABOUT

BIO:Angie Jones is a contemporary American artist residing in Los Angeles at Brewery Artist Complex. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, moved to California in 1995 to work as an animator in the motion picture industry. After two decades working on award winning Hollywood Blockbusters, Jones returned to traditional mediums and original content through painting. The meeting of modern and traditional approaches to painting and content gave birth to Angie’s inimitable style. She is inspired by the music, art, video games, pop culture and movies from her childhood. Angie graduated with a BFA in Electronic Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA and continues her graduate studies in painting at Laguna College of Art and Design. Angie has participated in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationwide including the Laguna Art Museum, Prohibition Gallery, James Gray Gallery, Fullerton Art Museum, and The Chandler Center for Art in Arizona.

STATEMENT: “Participating Perception”
My work begins not in the digital and not in the physical, but in the mix that our minds make of the two.
The paintings mirror an 8-bit, computer generated counter-culture. My 20-year career as an artist working in Visual Effects, Video Games and Animation inspires the “Peak shift" palettes and a portrayal of persona through paint. Maintaining one foot in the past and another in the future I use digital manipulation, 17th-century oil painting techniques, sacred geometry, and complex color theories. My paintings employ a deconstructed, neo-geo perspective defined by creating a fresh view on portraiture, from nostalgic 80’s pop culture and making it new again. Influenced by the genres of Abstract Expressionism, Fauvism Painting, and Neo Conceptualism, I mix these with modern-day sitters and represent iconic faces. The goal is to capture an idiosyncratic humanity reclaiming depth and beauty from the cold impersonal nature of digital imagery making it human (and humane), again.
A fractured perspective of geometric shapes (specifically polygonal, triangles) create the referenced form. Thin glazes create a rich vivid color study like stained glass. Through these planes of color, the viewer’s perception works similarly to an impressionist piece. The closer you are to these works, the more abstract they become. Further away, the image reorganizes. The image possesses a specific reality, settling between the object and the viewer who recreates it. The neo/geo-nature of this work is like a coil that returns to the beginning and cycles back again. The paintings trace a loop to a cultural past and a return to the present. I question the technological influence on society and our role within a culture bombarded by flickering screens, technology and commercialism. The work unites through the interaction created with space and requires a dialog with the viewer to create the final piece.
This is what I call participating perception.

NEXT SHOW: About Face Solo Show
Barbara's @ the Brewery
620 Moulton Ave. #110 Los Angeles CA 90031
Opening: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Exhibition: September 23rd - October 26th, 2014
**Show will be open to the public during the Brewery Artwalk
SAVE THE DATE October 25-26th All Weekend!
Free Parking... Food Trucks... Cocktails... See Art...
11AM-6PM Both days.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

About Face, Barbara's @ the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Participating Perception, Prohibition Gallery, Culver City, CA
contact angie {at} stixandjones {dot} com for preview of this show

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Fall Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
Botart III Exhibition Vernissage, Santa Monica, CA
Helms Bakery Remix Popup Gallery, Culver City, CA
Of History and Hope, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Spring Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Of History and Hope, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2013

Fall Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills artShow, Beverly Hills Gardens, CA
Hounds of Love, Cella Gallery, Hollywood, CA
Through Our Eyes, Artificium, Eagle Rock, CA
Pussycat Challenge, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Beverly Hills artShow, Beverly Hills Gardens, CA
Historic Seeley Artwalk, Glendale, CA
MFA Exhibit, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Cannibal Flower Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
Full Deck, Fullerton Art Museum , San Bernardino, CA

2011

1984 Group Show, Barabara's West, Los Angeles, CA
Full Deck, Museum of Art , South Bend, IN
Cannibal Flower Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
Full Deck, Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL
Full Deck, Chandler Center, Chandler, AR

2010

Full Deck, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
A Mute of Hounds, Gallery Meltdown, Hollywood, CA
Decked Out, Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA
Cannibal Flower Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
Daydream Republic, Los Angeles, CA
Within The Shadows, New Puppy Gallery, LA, CA

2008-2009

Wisdom Within Us, Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA
Visual Amalgam, James Gray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

2010-2012

MFA,LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA
Painting (anticipated Spring 2015)

2008-2009

LAAFA, Van Nuys, CA
Drawing Studies

2007-2009

Kline Academy, Culver City, CA
Painting Studies

1991-1994

BFA, ACA(SCAD), Atlanta, GA
Electronic Arts

TEACHING

2010-2014

2011-2014 USC, Assistant Professor|MFA Mentor, LA, CA
2011-2014 iAnimate, Instructor, LA, CA
2014 LMU, Visiting Professor, LA, CA
2012-2013 Angie Jones Studio, Private Instruction, LA, CA
2010-2011 Gnomon School of VFX, Instructor, LA, CA

PORTFOLIO

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About-Face 2013-2014

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Peak Shift 2012

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Time 2011

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Vanitas 2009-2010

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Secrets 2007-2008

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Studio

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Hung

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Video

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CONTACT

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Angie Jones

angie@stixandjones.com

- Los Angeles

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