Free and open to the public
JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils will feature large-scale, mixed media paintings, drawings, and installations of hybridized bird forms influenced by biological concerns, mythology, fact and fiction. Jules Buck Jones lives in Austin and teaches at Texas State University. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and David Shelton Gallery in Houston, Texas. Jones is recognized nationally for his artwork and installations focusing on animals and the environment. His Animal Facts Club creates and envisions interactive performances for children, educating them on animal and biological facts. Jones attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (2005) and received an MFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Austin (2008). His exhibition at AMSET will feature artwork inspired by the birds of America, including vibrant paintings, sculpture and a mixed-media, site specific installation that come together to create an environment type ecosystem where predator/prey relationships, mating behaviors, and other transformative actions play out between the paintings and sculptures. The artist will take part in an artist residency at AMSET during his installation. A monograph published by the artist will be available during the exhibition, and a book signing will take place at the opening reception.
This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Edaren Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.
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