Artist: Amanda Jones
"Turning Point" Amanda Jones + + + + +
Co-Lab Project Space
This holiday season, Amanda h. b. Jones invites you to join her in honoring the diverse spectrum of forces at work in our lives, through a kaleidoscopic interactive installation. The square Co-Lab space will become a temporary temple to change and constancy, an all-inclusive space where the mundane and the profound are interchangeable on the altar.
Refreshed archetypes of personal importance will be erected in altar form, while mysterious prayers to abstractions cover the walls. Community members are encouraged to use the installation as a place to reflect, during the crystallizing last days of the year, upon the agents of change at work in their lives, and the gifts bestowed by them. Amanda Jones will delve into an exploration of that which changes us, and how the motivation for this altered state of self is intangible. She addresses our need to glorify these experiences through ‘alteration alters’ and wall pieces, showing a physical accounting of an extraordinary manifestation which cannot be contained.
The number 12, a prominent factor in Jones’ current show, accounts for the number of works represented in the space. The wall pieces are arranged in a prism effect, with the artist providing a large scale kaleidoscope for viewers to use, further engaging the art and concept. The alters will be interactive, where the viewer may change, add to, or remove pieces during the exhibit’s run.
You are invited to be the “community” in Amanda Jones’s site-specific “community-art” installation, Turning Points.
Come to Co-Lab (perhaps bearing a random or special object) whenever you wish within these windows of time: [Wed 24: 2-6pm] - [Sat 27: 1-4pm] - and - [Sun 28: 12-5pm]
Come play music, manufacture things, sew or knit, brainstorm, fill out worksheets, hammer and nail, whatever floats your boat.
Dancing especially encouraged at opening event (Sun 28: 7-11pm).
We are approaching a Turning Point!
"Demand + Supply" Chad Hopper + Amanda Jones + + + +
Co-Lab Project Space
Beginning with an Assignment (DEMAND) to create a list of Materials (SUPPLIES), Hopper and Jones engage in a closed-economy art experiment, wherein the elements themselves are also used as tools without any additional means.
1) Create a list of mutually agreed-upon supplies limited to 20 different elements with specified quantities.
2) Gather all supplies on list individually.
3) Install supplies at Co-Lab on specific sides of room, working independently except for at the meeting point (somewhere in the middle).
"Generic Performance" Amanda Jones + + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
For this reason, she does not want you to go in with any predetermined idea of the show’s themes. You don’t need to think; just welcome with all your senses: an experience.
Amanda Jones is a wannabe teacher and mixed-media/installation artist in addition to being a performer. You can find her images and thoughts and even become a participant in the process via the blog, Synaesthetic Breakfast: http://amandahbjones.wordpress.com