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JEFFREY CORTLAND JONES & MICHAEL CRAIK 3rd - 24th March 2018


JEFFREY CORTLAND JONES & MICHAEL CRAIK An exhibition of reductive abstract painting

Join us for the opening on Saturday 3rd March from 2-4pm The exhibition continues until 24th March 2018

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17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG andgallery.co.uk info@andgallery.co.uk

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JEFFREY CORTLAND JONES Jeffrey Cortland Jones is an American painter, curator, and professor living in Southwestern Ohio, who was born in 1974. His work is represented by Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH; Galleri Urbane, Dallas + Marfa, TX; Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA; Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY; Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL; and TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia. Jeffrey’s work has been widely exhibited and has been written about in the Wall Street Journal (where Peter Plagens wrote that his solo exhibition at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts was “the best thing in a back room I’ve seen in a long time,”) Art LTD magazine, Contemporary Art Review LA, WideWalls, showcased twice in the national publication New American Paintings, and featured in over 150 exhibitions since 2010. He has had solo exhibitions at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York; Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; Raygun Projects, Toowoomba, Australia; Galleri Urbane, Dallas; RZT Gallery, Las Vegas; SomeWalls, Oakland; and Gray Contemporary, Houston; and has been included in group exhibitions at Jamie Brooks Fine Art, Los Angeles, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, New York; Lyons Wier Gallery, New York; Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles; Centre d’art Contemporain, Metz, France; the Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago; Matthew Rachman Gallery, Chicago; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville; Lewisham Arthouse, London, England; Mini Galerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands; &Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Galerie oqbo, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany; Pharmaka, Los Angeles; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia; the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, St. Louis; and Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore. He received a Masters of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, both in Painting and Drawing. Jeffrey is a Professor of Art at the University of Dayton where he heads the Painting program.


Slayer (With Desire) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm


Snug (Jumped Up Pantry Boy) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm


X (Variant Parts) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm

Surface (Ritual Veil) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm


Seawaves (Dubfiles) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm

Reeling (Senseless, Breathless) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm


Fever (Death Bells) Enamel on acrylic panel, 14” x 11” / 35.5 x 28cm


MICHAEL CRAIK Michael Craik was born in Edinburgh in 1972 and has worked as an artist in Scotland for the last 20 years. He studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen before completing an MA in European Fine Art in Barcelona. He currently divides his time between painting, gardening, and being a father and is based at the beautiful Sea Loft studio in the village of Kinghorn. A recipient of several awards, Craik’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and is represented in several private collections in the UK. Drawing influence from a history of Colour Field Painting and Concrete Art, my practice explores the interplay of colour and repetition as a method of producing quiet, contemplative work concerned with colour, form, material quality and process. I create paintings by repeatedly applying paint and removing it again. This process of reduction features throughout my work, alluding to forces of erosion that form our landscape. I allow the elemental qualities of the paint to determine the appearance of each work, creating contemplative, minimal paintings. With my work, the focus lies on the edges, where sanding reveals strata of paint, exposing layers of alternating colour that have been built up by brushing, pouring or spreading. In this sense, my work shares a relationship with geology, to the laying down and erosion of rock. Living in Scotland, one is constantly reminded of the forces that sculpt the land. My studio in Kinghorn, Fife, stands on a cliff overlooking the River Forth estuary. Surrounded by this expanse of water I observe the endless ebb and flow of the tide, and I am aware that the need to represent the passage of time has permeated my practice through this connection.


Vestige 2017_23 Acrylic on aluminium, 19.5” x 19.5” / 50 x 50 cm


Vestige 2016_12 Acrylic on aluminium, 8” x 8” / 20 x 20cm


Vestige 2017_14 Acrylic on aluminium, 11” x 11” / 28 x 28cm

Vestige 2017_15 Acrylic on aluminium, 11” x 11” / 28 x 28cm


Vestige 2017_22 Acrylic on aluminium, 15.5” x 15.5” / 40 x 40cm

Vestige 2017_21 Acrylic on aluminium, 15.5” x 15.5” / 40 x 40cm


Vestige 2017_20 Acrylic on aluminium, 19.5” x 19.5” / 50 x 50cm


&Gallery, 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG andgallery.co.uk info@andgallery.co.uk

Jeffrey Cortland Jones & Michael Craik  
Jeffrey Cortland Jones & Michael Craik  
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