- October 02, 2012
This month’s PaperCity Acquire taps Texas native Aimee Jones, whose high-octane canvases have us scrambling for adjectives: neo-geo, ab-ex mated with expressionism plus touches of fractiles and cubism, overlaid with a net of riotous neon, joined by a proliferation of found objects, assemblage and some pretty fine drawing. In other words, mind-blowing. If Timothy Leary still walked the earth, Jones’ creations would grace his walls. Her aesthetic also incorporates a sly fashion component, with a wink and a nod to ‘80s acid-washed bravura. Jones’ credentials include a BFA in painting from the University of Houston (2003) and a decade spent as a catalyst and provocateur, exhibiting in some of Texas’ most celebrated art spaces. She’s also shown in Miami, Chicago, Kansas City and Monterrey, Mexico. For her PC project, Jones created four new canvases, which we’ve curated with 10 more of her greatest hits — offerings that range from $600 to $6,000. About her latest art-making, the on-the-top-of-her-game talent told us: “My current work wrestles between painting, drawing and installation. Each piece demonstrates the everyday struggle of trying to keep it together. A controlled chaos of sorts, recording the internal battles of the good, the bad and the ugly.” Inquiries Seth Vaughan, firstname.lastname@example.org.