Mixed Media, Wood, Acrylic, 3D Printing
52 x 185 in
132 x 470 cm
Jay Jones' kinetic hanging mobiles play with the juxtaposition of weight and weightlessness while offering a playful nod to contemporary culture. Jay Jones' current "Beams" series is inspired by the cranes that assemble the next iteration of an urban evolution, with a (not-so-subtle) nod to the iconic 1932 photograph, "Men Atop a Skyscraper." Jones plays with the illusory juxtaposition of weight and weightlessness. Jones also adds a contemporary humorous element to his work, hence the distracted man on his phone, unaware of the fate that should befall him.
This large scale 52 inch high by 185" wide mobile hanging sculpture is always in motion with an endless array of compositions. Jay Jones' mobile sculpture resembles authentic scaled-down construction steel beams, but are very lightweight and can be installed on just one single ceiling hook. The mobile moves quietly and subtly throughout the day. 3D printed figures are positioned along the beams, magnetically secured to the moving structure.
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As the technical director for Trisha Brown Dance Company, Jones personally assisted Robert Rauschenberg in Naples, Italy to assemble and create theatrical sets for performances. Watching Rauschenberg work; creating set pieces from what looked like a bunch of junk into a visually stunning work of art, was an amazing education for Jones and has informed his current work.
Raised in Arizona and educated in New York, Jay and his family currently live between the east and west coasts of North Carolina and California. Jay Jones' works have been collected and installed in many public and private locations, including PTI Airport, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Day Design in Ontario. His work was selected to be auctioned at Christie's in New York to benefit the National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institute.
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For Jay Jones, creating art was never a goal but simply the result of being submerged in a non-stop creative environment.
Raised in Arizona and educated in New York, Jones began his career as a builder in Art Departments including Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Saturday Night Live, and work for Robert Rauschenberg. The artist’s time living and working in New York City provided
him the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most creative talents of the 1980s in New York's theatre, film, television, and dance worlds.
Jones’ sculpture “Beams” is inspired by the cranes that assemble the next iteration of urban evolution. With a (not-so-subtle) nod to the 1932 iconic photograph, “Men Atop a Skyscraper" Jones reflects back on his time in NYC. The sculpture plays with the juxtaposition of weight and weightlessness, slowly twisting through its environment both soothing and impactful. As the figures appear above Jones accomplishes his goal, to “ bring more humor to [his] work.”
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