03.02.10 to 27.02.10
Locust Jones’ recent series of works on paper delve into issues of contemporary politics. With quickly worked surfaces reflecting a stream of consciousness process, these works are energetic and sometimes manic interpretations of current issues. From the death of Michael Jackson to the climate change summit in Copenhagen, the works swell with thought provoking images already familiar to us, although sometimes subconsciously, through the various media of the Internet, photojournalism, film culture and nightly news broadcasts.
Born in New Zealand, and now residing in Australia, Jones’ works have been largely influenced by his travels. Spending time in locations as diverse as Lebanon, India, New York and remote locales of New Zealand, Jones thrives simultaneously in both isolation from and immersion in distinct cultures.