Maureen Paley is pleased to present the sixth solo exhibition by Sarah Jones and her first in the gallery’s new location at 60 Three Colts Lane.
The new work by Sarah Jones builds upon her distinct photographic language that dissolves the hazy glare of day into the weight of a photographic night, condensing a recognizable sense of location with the photographer’s studio. Her subjects and objects are chosen as much for their illusionary surfaces as for their metaphysical and metaphorical potential. The imagery in her latest work references Cocteau’s 1930 film Le Sang d’un Poète (The Blood of a Poet), the first film in his Orphic trilogy, in which the artist-protagonist enters a parallel dreamscape of hallucinogenic allegories hidden behind doors, screens and windows, or found in fluid mirrors. By merging three-dimensionality and transparency into the two-dimensional photograph, Jones’ work suggests a space for possibility that serves as both a memento mori and a way to re-animate a scene.