An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Dennis Michael Jones.
“Over the past seven years I have focused primarily on the use of text in my work with an integration of words and objects developing several thousand pieces with many including the direct interaction of viewers. I’ve found that a process of relinquishing control and sole authorship is influential and fruitful. The grouping of works here speaks to this output and recalls the viewer’s input. The scribbled, scrubbed, stained and blanked out areas of color are deletions that provide openings for the insertion of new thoughts and reaffirm discovery through painting. I think of these paintings as liminal spaces between writing/ language and image/object. It’s not about a painting’s resolution; it’s about the intriguing ambiguities discovered along the way.
Sometimes [this is how I think about painting] I try not to think about ________, but it does inspire me, if only for a moment (The moon rose pink and orange). Words and Architecture and in between spaces, before language but only afterward; blackened/blacked out/windows/ mind/ your “p’s” and “q’s”/dimly illuminated corridors; the spacing of [insert text here] censored, and colorized; the color of punctuation/a nervous anxious rhythm. Snap shot shoot, I like to run it relaxes me and run on sentences; (sometimes staccato Cicadas) ruined remnants of rooms and bits and pieces; fragments of thoughts; winter/summer; glowing; stop, no start, then stop again; interruption ̶ distraction fit; memory; sunlight; your hair in my fingers; that should be enough; you shouldn’t have, but you did anyway and I love you for it no matter the cost to you, or to me ̶ today, or someday; white out…restraint.” DMJ
Dennis Michael Jones lives in Plymouth, Michigan, United States.
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