Locust Jones will exhibit his ceramic sculpture ‘Donor Fatigue’ at this year’s Auckland Art Fair, opening on the 23.05.18. The carvings were inspired by drawings from Jones’ sketch book as well as photographs and travel references that he collected on his trip to Mozambique and the site of a mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa. Boldly carved into the surface of the sculpture, the illustrations echo his signature line drawings.
Jones’ sculpture ‘Caribou’ will also be exhibited at the fair. The work is a self-portrait made from stoneware. The hand-moulded, indented surface of the bust makes reference to the artist’s statement of “being joyful in a world torn apart.”
The Auckland Art Fair will be open from Wednesday 23.05. to Sunday 27.05.18.
Adrienne Gaha, Locust Jones & Janet Laurence are currently showing in the group exhibition ‘All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files’ at The Yellow House, Potts Point. Each artist was tasked with representing one of the thirty files published by The Guardian, which detailed the abuse, self-harm and abhorrent living conditions faced by asylum seekers in the care of the Australian Government.
Exhibition on till 10.02.18
Locust Jones’ solo show ‘Hear No Evil/See No Evil’ is currently showing at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The exhibition explores the inundation in the media of global atrocities juxtaposed against popular news culture, to ask how we can understand and prioritise important world news when both are given equal exposure.
Exhibition till 18.03.18
Burn Freeze will be LOCUST JONES’s first solo exhibtiion with David Krut Projects gallery in New York. The exhibtiion consitst of new drawings and prinst including Jones’s brand new ten-meter long ink drawing and a suite of prints created during a residency at the David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg.
David Krut Projects, New York, March 6 – April 26, 2014