New Paintings by ROB SPARROW JONES
June 22, 2007 – August 4, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday June 29, 7-10pm
Gallery Imperato is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Baltimore painter, Rob Sparrow Jones. Jones’ work blends a modern illustrative style with hints of futurism and figurative painting, echoing Piet Mondrian’s Trees and sharing Richard Diebenkorn’s penchant for updating Abstract Expressionism. The works on display express the simplicity of rural life and are imbued with a classic sense of Americana. Trees and unkept woods serve as the backdrop to many of his figures that are often portrayed in enigmatic narrative situations. Jones has a charming aptitude for expressing social relationships in the wild American landscape.
Rob Sparrow Jones has had solo shows and participated in juried exhibitions on both the East and West coasts.His work has shown at spaces such as The Still Life Gallery, Seattle, WA, The Williams and Morrison Gallery, Tacoma,WA and The International Print Center of New York City.
Rob held the position of Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass, the Frye Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum, all in Washington State. His murals grace the walls of both the Washington State History Museum as well as the Museum of Flight. Currently he has work at the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art and the Tacoma Art Museums Biennial, Building Wise. Jones was a finalist for the Fulbright in both 2005 and 2007 and appears in the current edition of New American Paintings, No. 69.