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Nashville Art Exhibit: Exposed Consciousness, Works By Jeremy Jones

Artist Jeremy Jones in studio.

The latest Nashville art exhibit: Exposed Consciousness, works by Jeremy Jones will be on display at the Mezzanine Gallery August 2nd – September 2nd. AK Llamas and emerging curator John Michael Woodlee present an installation of sculptural works with an opening reception for the exhibition that coincides with the Nashville Art Crawl August 3, 2013, from 4pm to 9 pm.

jeremy-jones-sculptureExposed Consciousness encompasses Jones’ signature pod-shaped and figurative inspired work created from fiberglass and metal casting, some spanning over eight-feet in height. Jones’ work is based on the idea that the human body is in constant transformation, both physically and spiritually. Like the transformative process associated with a cocoon, the bodies reflect a continually developing entity. The metaphorical baggage that humans carry represents entire past while the delicate and transient nature of the present shapes both the interior and exterior spaces of the body.

“My figures and objects reflect the reciprocity of inner and outer spaces as cages, voids and fissures reflect a relationship between the inside and outside.” – Jones

Work by Jeremy Jones has been presented in galleries and private collections throughout the U.S. In downtown Wichita, his outdoor sculpture, Hover, is currently on display. Other recent exhibitions include the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, Space 204 Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY. Additionally, his work will be featured locally in Arts at the Airport: Flying Solo Exhibit at the Nashville International Airport in 2014.  Jones received his BFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Wyoming in 2006 and his MFA from Wichita State University in 2012.  He is a Wyoming native and a recent transplant to Nashville, TN.

The exhibit will run from August 2 through September 2, 2013. The Mezzanine Gallery is located on the second floor of the Viridian at 415 Church Street Downtown Nashville and curated by AK Llamas. Hours are Sunday through Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm. Exhibits are free and open to the public.