Oliver Jones has created a new large-scale, multi-panel work, Divine (2016), for his solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Emblematic of a religious alter-piece, the triptych refers to Laocoön and His Sons, an ancient marble structure in the Vatican regarded as an icon of human agony and suffering. Through the work, Oliver prompts questions about the psychology of body modification and the role of extreme procedures in the attainment of physical perfection. Exhibition Guide
The exhibition will run from August 5 to November 20, 2016. Press Release
Saturday 15 October 2016, 2pm
Join the artist and Curator Zoë Lippett, for a talk about the exhibition.
Free, all welcome.
Oliver Jones was born in Shropshire in 1985 and works from his studio in Birmingham. In 2014 he presented ‘Love the Skin You’re In’, his first North American solo show at GUSFORD | los angeles, and was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize. His work continues to be shown nationally and internationally including notable collections in Los Angeles, Frankfurt and Istanbul and was also shortlisted for the 2015 John Ruskin Prize. Oliver Jones’s large-scale, multi-panel work, Divine (2016), is on display at The New Art Gallery Walsall until 20 November 2016.