Sunday, December 2, 2018

DIALECTICS: angles of cognition, in the orbit of photographyNovember 10 - December 22 2018

Solo Exhibition @ Don Soker Gallery

Theodora Varnay Jones has always had a deep interest in the works of Paul Cezanne who transformed landscape painting; most radically explicitly acknowledging that what is real in art is different and independent from the actuality of nature. 
The natural world is referenced in many of Varnay Jones’ recent works. However, in her complex, layered images and sculptures, the depicted shapes and forms no longer represent any of the source objects. Their implications are their fugitive nature and changing contextual meaning. 
Rubbing, her choice of drawing technique for many of her new works has an almost photographic accuracy, yet still revealing some of her hand’s control in the process. She traces several viewpoints of her source materials, and then layers them in combination with line drawings or ghostly duplicate shapes of the depicted original. 
Additionally she explores the ambiguities found in reflections. Her drawings combined with, or based on photography, question the domineering role of the optical reality. 
Her intent of a dialogue between components is unsettled, evoking memories as well as empirical and philosophical questions. 
Consistently working in just shades of grey, she aims to strip away associations and limitations that colors would introduce to her work. The details of her works become the essential factors as universal interrelationships of context and process inform one other.

                                                    Installation, Variant in foreground



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

My entire Landscape series, comprised of 10 color etchings
 were acquired by the Turner in 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

New Museum Los Gatos

Poem installation


A group exhibition presenting unique interpretations of meaning and relationship with the Earth’s most essential resource
Friday, October 6, 201711:00am 
Sunday, March 18, 20185:00pm

Opening October 6, New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) presents Waterlines, an art exhibition that delves into our deep connection with one of Earth’s most important elements.
Californians often think and talk about water. Both in its abundance and scarcity, this essential natural resource is part of our collective consciousness. Our concern for water manifests in our technological innovations, our public policy and our creativity. Even the name of our region, Bay Area, expresses our geographic connection to water and informs our community identity.
Through the art of sixteen artists, working in diverse media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installations and sound, Waterlines presents unique interpretations of meaning and relationship with water. Exhibiting artists include: Judith Belzer, Barbara Boissevain, Marie Cameron, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Christel Dillbohner, Linda Gass, Nancy Genn, Liz Hickok, Theodora Varnay Jones, Pantea Karimi, Cheryl E. Leonard, Danae Mattes, Marsha McDonald, Klea McKenna, Ryan M. Reynolds and Linda Simmel. 

Curator Marianne McGrath explains, “Water has been the subject of many exhibitions and with Waterlines, NUMU aims to contribute to the conversation about this vital resource.
 Along with being a basic need for all life, water is a source of pleasure, it is exalted in religion, and throughout history it has been a route for trade and travel. In every way we understand water, artists offer us new ways to explore its meaning and substance.”

Major support for Waterlines is provided by Badger Meter.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Monday, November 7, 2016

One of my images CP-X is published in volume  07 of the West Marine Review literary magazine.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lucid Art Residency Annual Exhibition 

Opening Reception on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm at Gallery Route One. The group shows runs April 1-May 8 and will include work by the following 2015 artists-in-residency: 
Mari Andrews, Sophio Dillo Dixon, Toni Gentilli, Kimberley D'Adamo Green, Brooke Holve, Theodora Varnay Jones, Patrick Keesey, Dorothy Nissen, Paolo Salvagione, and Denise Townsend.

Gallery Route One
11101 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station CA 94956

                               TVJ F-1 frottage, 2015