May 14th, 2018
Well folks, it was a whirlwind tour but we’re back, settled and basking in the success of a great turnout in New York. We had an amazing turnout – 150+ to the opening – lots of media, collectors and other gallerists. Randy performed well and is still amped from the whole experience.
Hello friends and neighbors:
As a handful of you know I have been helping Randy S. Jones share his art with the world. I started documenting him about a year ago by photographing his work and listening to his stories of being a lawyer and an artist. I have just published a piece on him in Esopus Issue 25, a New York-based art publication.
From Esopus 25:
For more than three decades, retired attorney Randy S. Jones has been diligently at work in the confines of his house in Decatur, Georgia, on hundreds of boldly rendered abstract paintings that virtually no one has ever seen. Jones happens to live down the street from David Naugle, who, when he was living in Upstate New York more than a decade ago, introduced us to the stunning photographs of his neighbor Mark Hogancamp, which we published in Esopus 5. Naugle interviewed Jones—and photographed many of his artworks—for a piece in Esopus 25.
This exhibition of a series of Jones’s abstract paintings and collages—many featured in this issue—will take place at the Esopus Space Pop-Up (64 West Third Street, #210, NYC) from May 9 to June 2. It will represent not only a New York debut for Jones but will be the first-ever public exhibition of this undiscovered artist’s work.
There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., which will also serve as a launch party for Esopus 25.
More info on the gallery Here |
Collecteurs Piece on Randy S. Jones HERE
It’s tempting to apply the overused term of outsider art to the work of Randy S. Jones (@randyjonesartist), but it probably makes more sense to describe this 78-year-old Decatur, Georgia, resident as an “insider artist,”: For more than three decades, the retired lawyer has been diligently at work in the confines of his house on hundreds of boldly rendered abstract paintings that virtually no one has ever seen. Jones’ work is featured for the first time in the current issue of the nonprofit arts annual Esopus (@esopusmag). Read “Randy S. Jones: Everything is Really About Art” and view his incredible paintings via link in bio. Interview and photography by David Naugle (@naugle) – Randy S. Jones \ Two by Four 01, 2014 (adhesive duct tape, handmade wood frame)
Just 3 more days to see (or revisit) the Randy S. Jones exhibition at Esopus Space [Pop-Up]. While Randy’s paintings and collages are striking from any distance, these details give a sense of the rewards offered by seeing them in person. We’re open 11 to 5 through Saturday — 64 W 3rd St, #210 in Greenwich Village. . . . . . @naugle @randyjonesartist #abstraction #abstractart #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #painting #esopusspace #esopusspacepopup @_jayjaygee_ @matthewhiggs2015 @rcembalest