until 28.06. | #2428ARtatBerlin | Galerie Gilla Lörcher presents from 26th April 2019 the solo exhibition Beauty treads a razor edge with works by the artist Joanna Jones.
Artist statement: Beauty treads a razor edge
„Let the bitter be bitter and the sweet be sweet until the bitter and the sweet become one. These words, that I first heard spoken by activist and mystic Jim O’Dea, stayed with me during the 16 month period in which I made these paintings. I paint using a performative process that positions my body as an agency of a particular kind of knowing, taking painting into the territory of an event – a constitution of elements that make something happen: the consistency of the paint, my choice of colour, what concerns my mind, what vibrates through my body, what rings in my ears. Alexander Kluge said that the only thing that we own is ourselves – it’s true but there is nothing to which we are not connected.“
– Joanna Jones March 2019
The British artist Joanna Jones lives and works in Dover (UK). Following a foundation year at Northwich College of Art, she continued her studies in London at the Byam Shaw School. Jones received her National Diploma of Design in painting from Goldsmith`s College, and graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 1970. Joanna Jones is a recipient of several art awards including the first prize in the Greater London Councils painting competition (1969), a scholarship from Künstlerhaus Balmoral in 2000 and an Arts Council England Year of the Artist award for a work at Samphire Hoe in 2001.
Her work has been shown in many international art institutions and galleries s.a.: Arts Council England (UK); Royal Academy, London (UK); Wrexham Arts Centre, North Wales (UK); The City Gallery of Leicester, Leicester (UK); Leicester City Museum, Leicester (UK); National Gallery of Canada, Montreal (CDN); Künstlerhaus Balmoral, Bad Ems (D); London Biennale 2004, London (UK); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, curated by Peter Wairmeir/Ingrid Mössinger, (D); Stadtmuseum Bad Ems, Bad Ems (D); Museum Mühlheim, Mühlheim (D); Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz, curated by Sigrid Schade, (A); Pharos Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (CY); Pharos Trust, Melina Mercouri Cultural Center, Nicosia (CY); Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt (D); Städtische Galerie, Bad Soden (D); Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (D); Space Gallery Folkstone, Folkstone (UK); Taipeh Gallery, New York (US); Galerie Kyra Maralt, Berlin (D); Galerie Wild, Frankfurt (D); Galerie Klaus Werth, Frankfurt (D); Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Contemporary Art, Berlin (D) a.o.
Exhibitions in the gallery during 2019: 10 Years Galerie Gilla Lörcher
Rosemary Lee | 26 Jan – 8 March 2019
Ivan Liovik Ebel | 23 March – 20 April 2019
Joanna Jones | 26 April – 28 June 2019
Quentin Lefranc | 7 Sept – 11 Oct 2019
John Cornu / Valentin Carron / Nicolas Chardon | 26 Oct – 6 Dec 2019
ATTENTION! Special Opening hours during Gallery Weekend: Friday, 3:00-9:00 p.m., Samstag, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Vernissage: Friday, 26th April 2019, from 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 26th April – Friday, 28th June 2019Zur Galerie Gilla Lörcher
Exhibition Joanna Jones – Galerie Gilla Lörcher | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibition Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin