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Virtual tour to create more accessibility for those that can not make the trip to view my exhibit.

Patchwork is a solo exhibition by Krista M. Jones, a contemporary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is best known for her vibrant pattern-based murals and complex canvas paintings. The exhibition is located in The Fowler Gallery at The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning and will be up through July 22, 2023. This exhibition includes large scale paintings, smaller works, soft relief sculpture and installations. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant recipient to help support the exhibition’s audio components and tactical elements that are included for those who are blind or visually impaired.

ARTIST STATEMENT My current work centers on symbolism and several figurative series that explore the human experience through unconventional self-portraits, fragmented landscapes, and avian themes. At times the work mirrors aspects of expressionism, cubism, and abstraction with a tendency toward deformation and dislocation of shapes and subject matter. These dreamlike landscape paintings are meant to captivate and move the viewer through an experience. I am interested in breaking down subjects into simplified forms and putting them back together in complex ways that challenge the mind, offering the viewer just enough visual cues to create their own story.

By using color forms that make up this kind of patchwork, I can simplify busy streets and the chaos of unseen lives into meditative and connected patterns. To step back and gain a wider view from above is a way for me to examine Sympatheia, a philosophy that says all things are mutually woven together and because of that they have affinity for each other. This body of work is simultaneously a reminder of our greatness and our smallness, our insignificance and our essentialness, an affinity of parts to the whole, and mutual interdependence. Through non-human focus subjects, such as birds, I process life while depersonalizing the work so it can reach a wider audience. Ultimately, all of my work is rooted in the desire to understand my human existence, to feel connected, and share with the world around me.

All work is available for purchase through The Hudgens Center, including 11”x14” signed/numbered limited edition prints of “Rising”.

The exhibition runs from May 6 through July 22, 2023 and an Artist Talk is scheduled June 17th at 2pm. If you can make it out for this exhibition, the content, colors and energy of this work is meant to feel in person. Artist will be encourages attendees to express their interpretations of the works.

Thank you Dwain A. Vaughns, II for the 3D scan of the exhibition.

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