First Thursday Opening Reception: October 6, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to present New Work by Fay Jones. This exhibition includes an ethereal body of work made in isolation. Drawing inspiration from the interior, not the exterior, Jones creates large-scale dreamlike paintings. Her influence is specific but doesn’t lend itself to an explanation. The use of symbolist imagery invites the viewer to consider juxtaposition and ambiguity, the work is suggestive, prompting us to imagine our own storylines.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Fay Jones received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Awards she has received include the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant, the Seattle Art Museum’s Poncho Artist of the Year award, grants from the NEA, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the La Napoli Art Foundation. Her work has been extensively collected and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Oregon, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum in Washington, as well as the cities of Seattle and Portland. Major exhibitions include a retrospective at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, a traveling retrospective with the Boise Art Museum, and exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, and the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California.