Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
painting & sculpture
Exhibit remains through April 3
The March 2013 exhibit at the Dolphin Gallery features Bruce Jones in a one-person show. The opening night reception is on Saturday, March 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the show runs through Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
About Bruce Jones
Although Bruce Jones has not exhibited at the Dolphin since April of 2006, he is a well-known figure on the local art scene. His work appears frequently at the Dolphin, the Artist Collective in Elk, and more recently the Coast Highway Art Collective in Point Arena. He is a fixture on the annual Studio Tour and at Art in the Redwoods. He contributed to the Life Drawing show in January 2013 and has entered pieces in numerous Burnett Gallery shows.
Recently Jones has been concentrating on shape, and hopes to display in this show what he has been exploring in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. His fascination with sculpture helps inform his many watercolor pieces and his drawings in pencil and ink.
He comments, "I love the organic shapes Gaudí and the Hungarians brought to architecture. I'm intrigued by Celtic patterns and Māori tattoos. I try to reproduce the random shapes of plant growth and then take the shapes a couple of steps toward what might have been."
Some drawings of characteristically human shapes and forms strive to evoke emotion or work on unusual contrasts of light and shadow. The landscapes in watercolor and ink are more abstract with flowing shapes in sea and sky or geometric patterns of highways and trees.
The small ceramic and stone sculptures are an even more abstract exploration of shape, contrasting the inside patterns with the outside, the surface designs with the surface itself. He hopes to surprise with some shapes that are different from any the viewer has seen before.
Those familiar with Jones' past work will be interested to see the new direction he has taken with the works on exhibit in this show. Those who are new to his art will enjoy the multifaceted paths where his creative instincts lead him.
The Dolphin Gallery is located at
39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side).
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.