JR Jones: “Chairs and Men and Other Works”

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Opening reception Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 – 7:30.

“The work in this exhibit is typical of what I have done over the past ten years. This was a transition period for me from film to digital photography and there are so many fun things that you can do with digital photography! It started out with just chairs. Then a friend from New York suggested I put a man with a chair. Then it developed into a series of chairs and men, mostly done in Prague. Then the “other” photos were added, also experimentation during the last ten years with digital photography. I hope you enjoy seeing them at the Circle Cinema Gallery as much as I enjoyed making them. And I hope to see you there.” J.R. Jones
Jones was born in Tulsa, and lived and worked here until the mid-1980s. He has also lived in Taos, New Mexico and Prague, Czech Republic, and currently resides in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

He began his career as a staff photographer for the Tulsa World and then went on to become a commercial photographer both freelance and as head of his own studio, Lightshed Photography. In the late 80’s, he began creating his own pieces, “painting with light” as he termed the work. Jones’ description of the process is that he would use a camera to “capture movement of light at different intervals, reflecting images in various forms, shapes and colors.”

His work has been exhibited at the Philbrook Museum of Art and the M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, as well as galleries in Prague, New York and Taos.

J.R. Jones, an internationally acclaimed artist and photographer, is most generously donating all proceeds from the sale of this exhibit to the “Full Circle Capital Campaign” that is underway to complete two new theatres at the historic, non-profit Circle Cinema.


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