MFA Thesis Exhibition April 25-28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday April 27, 6-8pm
The ecstatic terrain of Samantha Jones’s immersive installation builds tensions between the ruins of a designed, formal garden, and unchecked, chaotic growth. Artificial materials evoke romantic visions of beauty and order, while simultaneously dissolving in a sicky-sweet decay of fluid translucency. Grotesque flora and fauna conjure the familiar and the unsettling, expressing natural and numinous forms through an alchemy of the synthetic. Jones’s work questions what lies just past the ragged edge of reason and our faltering comprehension of what we believe to be real.
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122