Lance Jones believes that the ceaseless reevaluation of historical fact allows us to recognize true beauty.  To that end, his work begins with images that reference emotional memory. These images, like memory, are pushed and pulled--boundaries blurred, data bent, reality distorted, clarity erased--until the picture is altered, often to the point of complete obfuscation.  The result is a recontextualization of the image as a contemporary take on a fleeting moment, a digital impressionism.  These selected memories create a reality that may be strikingly disconnected from the original circumstances that created them, manifesting in a composition of globular clusters, organic shapes and pixilated images.

Jones studied Drawing and Painting at University of North Texas. He’s had numerous solo and group exhibitions including Temporary Occupants 2011, Eastfield College, Dallas; I’ll tell mom ____ if you don’t ____., The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; and Object Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego. His work has also been included in Videoholica 5, Varna, Bulgaria; New American Talent 19, Arthouse, Austin; and the 2005 Texas Biennial. In addition, Jones’ work resides in corporate collections, including Brown & Root, Houston; HO+K, Kansas City, MO; Magnolia Pictures and Which Wich, Dallas.
 

Solo
2017 Title TBD, Open Space Dallas (Fall 2017)
2011 There's a Feeling that Lingers in the Afterward., Gallery 219, Eastfield College, Mesquite
2010 There's A Feeling that Lingers in the Afterward., Gallery 414, Fort Worth
2006 I'll tell mom ______ if you don't ______., McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), Dallas
2005 PLUSH, Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman
2003 Old&New, Paintings, Design Within Reach Invitational Benefiting the MAC, Dallas
2003 LN-SCP, The Karen Mitchell Frank Gallery, Dallas
2001 I hope you don't mind., The Karen Mitchell Frank Gallery, Dallas

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2017 Create! Magazine, Winter Issue, pages 108 - 111, 4 reproductions (Selected by Erin and Justin Nathanson of The Southern)
2014 MAC@20 Part II, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas
2014 Art in the Metroplex (Juror: Sarah Jayne Parsons), Fort Worth Art Center
2013 Object! Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego
2012 Show Your Shorts Presented by Oak Cliff Film Fest, Texas Theater, Dallas
2012 Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
2011 Temporary Occupants, Eastfield College, Mesquite
2010 Art in the Metroplex (Juror: Polly Apfelbaum), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
2006 Launch, LaReunion (satellite space), Bishop Arts, Dallas
2005 Texas Biennial 05, Austin (exhibition catalog)
2004 Untitled, Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman
2004-2006 New American Talent 19 (Juror: Jerry Saltz), Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin
2004 100 Drawings, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving
2004 EXPO '04 (Juror: Andrea Karnes), 500X Gallery, Dallas
2003 City Views, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (the MAC), Dallas
2003 Outside the Lines 3, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas
2003 EXPO '03 (Juror: Vincent Falsetta), 500X Gallery, Dallas
2002 Maximum Metroplex, 3 Billion, Fort Worth
2002 Exposed, The Contemporary, Dallas
2002 Picture Yourself, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (the MAC), Dallas
2001 Art in the Metroplex (Juror: Laurence Miller), Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
2001 Outside the Lines, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

Words
2013 Kinsee Morlan, "San Diego Art That Made An Impact In 2013 – 13 Artworks And Exhibitions That Made A Mark Locally", San Diego CityBeat; Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
2011 Margaret Meehan, "Similar but Different #20: Let There Be Light", Glasstire. reproduction
2011 Charissa Terranova, "Construct", Arts + Culture, April Issue
2006 J R Compton, "Little Red Lights, Cute Furry Animals, Wiggling Xs, Dreamies, Floaties & Deadly Gleam", Dallas Arts Review. reproduction
2005 Rebecca S. Cohen, "TX Biennial 2005", ARTL!ES 46, Spring 2005
2005 Joshua Michael Torres, "Mainsite Opens New Show, Lance Jones & Benjy Russell" , The Daily, Norman
2005 J R Compton, "Venues + Artists of The 2005 Texas Biennial", Glasstire. March
2005 Texas Biennial Exhibition Catalog. reproduction
2005 John Brandenburg, "2 Artists Use Computers In Different Ways", The Oklahoman, April 29, 2005
2004 New American Talent, The Nineteenth Exhibition, Arthouse, Exhibition Catalog
2004 Paige Phelps, "Good Dogs", Park Cities Newspaper, February 12, 2004: p.2B
2002 Mike Daniel, "Picture Yourself", Dallas Morning News. August 2, 2002: p5. reproduction
2001 Andrew Marton, "LoveJones", FW Star-Telegram. July 20, 2001: p21. reproduction

Awards
2012 Show Your Shorts/Oak Cliff Film Fest - No Dreams Last Night
2007 Special Recognition Award (Artist Against AIDS), Dr. Frances Colpitt (Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History - TCU/Corresponding editor of Art in America)

Education
Drawing/Painting, School of Visual Arts, University of North Texas, Denton

Commissions
Belo Center for New Media, University of Texas at Austin
Brown & Root/Astros Field, Houston
Bruce Wood Dance Co., Fort Worth
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Groves Bros. Fabrics, Fort Worth
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Kansas City, MO
Q Cinema, Fort Worth

Collections
Eastfield College, Dallas
Joe Groves, Dallas
The Magnolia, Dallas
Mercury, Plano
John Norris, Hollywood
Tommy O'Haver, Los Angeles
John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth
Which Wich, Dallas
Cris Worley, Dallas
Zero 3, Dallas

 
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