Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Apple Pie Face Complete

20 copies of Apple Pie Face have been finished and are ready for distribution. This is the first print run of this book. In the fall or winter a second run will be made for local distribution and mail order. The second run will feature a slightly different variation in colour schema due to as all the inks for the first run were mixed on the spot.

Books were given as gifts and sold to a select few special people in New York, Montreal and Toronto.

Apple Pie Face

A month of drawings are burned to screens and printed on fancy paper. Daniel is crossing Europe this summer and I am meandering around out east. This provides us with an opportunity to get some of our work printed and out to friends and curious acquaintances that we meet in our travels.

This image of Daniel pulling prints was made at about 1 in the morning. This particular day of printing ran approximately 18 hours.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Danathan Jonesamasso Studios

Pictures of the new studio space at Blim, which Daniel and I share, with special cameo by Morgan. Over the past year Daniel and I have made somwhere between 80 and 100 collaborative drawings.

More information will be added to this post shortly.

New Directions

This is a new series I've been working on involving portraiture and colour, two things that have been vacant from my paintings for the past few years. The series was started last October and the first few paintings are finally starting to see completion.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Haven Lost 2006 - 2010. Nathan Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2010

This work was started in the summer of 2006 but left unfinished. I thought I lost the file but recently came across it while searching my backup disks for a copy of some old editing software. The work is an early experiment, a ruff sketch. At the time I was interested in how colour and light effect our perception of space and how the metamorphosis of colour in work such as this creates a narrative. As a painter (or picture maker), when I view films or videos I am often fascinated and excited by the idea that every frame that has passed in front of my eyes was a separate composition. I plan on doing more work in this vein.

Special Thanks: Mathew Anderson, Ian Prentice Daniel Giantomaso and David Rimmer.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

5 x 7 Series

This work is form a series titled 'Keys for Dark-Matter and Future Lost Civilizations, it was sent to Montreal for "Drawing Expo 2010"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Collaboration without Consent

"Please join the ongoing window display and group show at our new location! We’ve built several 20″H × 30″W × 23″D and are looking for folks to fill them with their collections of figurines, tinfoil, whatever! Be them odd & bizarre or banal & everyday, we welcome what you’ve been secretly keeping to yourself.

“Storage” will be on display from March 1 – May 1 at the new Blim location: 115 E. Pender (West of Main St). Move in dates begin this week. Closing party will be held on May 1."

Detail shots of sculptural installation for Blim's "Collections" show.

"All materials for this piece, including the drawn aspects were left in my apartment by my friend Dan. He said I could throw them out but instead I used them in this sculpture. With the exception of a few colours even the paint was at one time his. The piece is intended to be viewed from the front, reading in a similar way to a painting."

Friday, February 26, 2010

Semiconductor for Dark-Matter

This work was donated for the upcoming "Galliere Rye" opening auction.

"One night silent auction featuring original works by such artists as Tamera Alvarez, Robert Clifton, Cynthia Copper Benjamin, Gabriel Deerman, Colin Muir Dorward, Nathan Jones and more."

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Semiconductor for Dark-Matter
Acrylic on Mylar
15.5" x 23.5"
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Detail of text that appears outside the image area on the upper right corner.