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Arts/Harmony Hall Presents Wayson R. Jones In Black and White

High Mountain Pass, torn paper, acrylic, powdered graphite, acrylic medium on canvas, 22” x 30” 2012-2016, by Wayson R. Jones. Courtesy of the artist.

High Mountain Pass, torn paper, acrylic, powdered graphite, acrylic medium on canvas, 22” x 30” 2012-2016, by Wayson R. Jones. Courtesy of the artist.

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Reception: Saturday, March 26 from 3pm to 5pm

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In this collection of several related but distinct bodies of work, Wayson R. Jones continues his exploration of monochromaticism, material, and scale. As he states, “I’m invested in making images that evoke primal sorts of associations: horizon and sky, dwellings, and the human face. My goal is to create zones of energy in the picture plane in which masses of dark and light pulse against one another to create a sense of movement and energy.” With an eye toward the history of black paintings and the gestural quality of Abstract Expressionism, Jones invites viewers to go beyond the associations of black with mourning and ill intent, to encompass ideas of richness, mystery, and warmth.

Harmony Hall Regional Center is located at 10701 Livingston Road Fort Washington, MD.