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CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD NICHOLAS JONES

178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 7566 Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 3843 www.cranekalman.com / info@cranekalman.com

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2019

CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD


Front: Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic and sand on canvas 54 1⁄4 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.9 x 167.8 cm


NICHOLAS JONES (b. 1965)

Ice and Light 14th February – 9th March 2019

CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD 178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 7566 Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 3843 www.cranekalman.com / info@cranekalman.com


Ice and Light The light of the Arctic is like a living thing. It is wonderfully crisp, full and subtle, and has long exerted an influence on my paintings. It was not until my recent visits to Finnish Lapland in pursuit of the aurora that I actually experienced it for myself. The vast skies, the dazzling brilliance of bright sun on snow, the intensity of Arctic twilight, and the irresistible beauty of the Arctic night all made a deep impression. The paintings in this exhibition seek to explore and evoke the mesmerising qualities of Arctic light, and the fascinating ways in which it interacts with ice and snow. Many of the works are concerned with the remarkable variety of optical phenomena that occur in arctic skies: solar and lunar rings, halos, and coronas, and the fog-bows, cloud-bows and rainbows that arc across Arctic skies. I am fascinated by their delicate beauty and the way they can bring to a landscape a mysterious sense of something happening or an impression of transcendence. It is remarkable how in the Arctic such an endless range of beauty can be created from the simplest of elements: ice, water, air and light. It is my hope that these works succeed in evoking and celebrating something of the fragile and untamed wonder of this extraordinary region of our world. NICHOLAS JONES December 2018

WOR KS ON CANVA S

Rainbow and Bergs, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 60 1â „8 x 72 1â „8 inches / 153 x 183.3 cm


Ice and Light The light of the Arctic is like a living thing. It is wonderfully crisp, full and subtle, and has long exerted an influence on my paintings. It was not until my recent visits to Finnish Lapland in pursuit of the aurora that I actually experienced it for myself. The vast skies, the dazzling brilliance of bright sun on snow, the intensity of Arctic twilight, and the irresistible beauty of the Arctic night all made a deep impression. The paintings in this exhibition seek to explore and evoke the mesmerising qualities of Arctic light, and the fascinating ways in which it interacts with ice and snow. Many of the works are concerned with the remarkable variety of optical phenomena that occur in arctic skies: solar and lunar rings, halos, and coronas, and the fog-bows, cloud-bows and rainbows that arc across Arctic skies. I am fascinated by their delicate beauty and the way they can bring to a landscape a mysterious sense of something happening or an impression of transcendence. It is remarkable how in the Arctic such an endless range of beauty can be created from the simplest of elements: ice, water, air and light. It is my hope that these works succeed in evoking and celebrating something of the fragile and untamed wonder of this extraordinary region of our world. NICHOLAS JONES December 2018

WOR KS ON CANVA S

Rainbow and Bergs, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 60 1â „8 x 72 1â „8 inches / 153 x 183.3 cm


Between Night and Day, 2018

Twilight Threshold,Torassieppi, Finland, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 inches / 61 x 76.2 cm

Acrylic on canvas 12 x 15 inches / 30.5 x 38 cm


Between Night and Day, 2018

Twilight Threshold,Torassieppi, Finland, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 inches / 61 x 76.2 cm

Acrylic on canvas 12 x 15 inches / 30.5 x 38 cm


Fog Bow and Melt Pools, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 54 1⁄8 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.7 x 168 cm

Fog Bow and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 36 inches / 76.2 x 91.4 cm


Fog Bow and Melt Pools, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 54 1⁄8 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.7 x 168 cm

Fog Bow and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 36 inches / 76.2 x 91.4 cm


Sun Dog Over Ice Floe, 2018

Between Ice and Sky, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches / 76.3 x 61 cm

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches / 76.3 x 61 cm


Sun Dog Over Ice Floe, 2018

Between Ice and Sky, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches / 76.3 x 61 cm

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 inches / 76.3 x 61 cm


Luminous Nights; Glacier and Moon, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 51 x 61 cm

Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic and sand on canvas 54 1⁄4 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.9 x 167.8 cm


Luminous Nights; Glacier and Moon, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 51 x 61 cm

Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic and sand on canvas 54 1⁄4 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.9 x 167.8 cm


Ice and Light, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 54 1⁄8 x 54 1⁄8 inches / 137.6 x 137.6 cm

Ice and Air, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 inches / 91.7 x 91.5 cm


Ice and Light, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 54 1⁄8 x 54 1⁄8 inches / 137.6 x 137.6 cm

Ice and Air, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 inches / 91.7 x 91.5 cm


Fog Bow and Sea Ice, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 42 1⁄4 x 52 1⁄8 inches / 107.1 x 132.4 cm

As far as the Light Lets You See, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 inches / 61.1 x 76.4 cm


Fog Bow and Sea Ice, 2018 (detail) Acrylic on canvas 42 1⁄4 x 52 1⁄8 inches / 107.1 x 132.4 cm

As far as the Light Lets You See, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 inches / 61.1 x 76.4 cm


A Deeper Presence, 2018

A Subtle Presence, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 51 x 61 cm

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.4 x 76.2 cm


A Deeper Presence, 2018

A Subtle Presence, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 51 x 61 cm

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.4 x 76.2 cm


A Cold Beauty; Lunar Halo, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 52 x 42 inches / 132.1 x 106.7 cm

Moonlit Fog Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 36 inches / 91.6 x 76.5 cm


A Cold Beauty; Lunar Halo, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 52 x 42 inches / 132.1 x 106.7 cm

Moonlit Fog Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 36 inches / 91.6 x 76.5 cm


Rainbow, Lake Inari, Finland, 2018

Moonlit Cloud Bow, Finland, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.2 x 76.4 cm

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.2 x 76.4 cm


Rainbow, Lake Inari, Finland, 2018

Moonlit Cloud Bow, Finland, 2018

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.2 x 76.4 cm

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 30 inches / 91.2 x 76.4 cm


The Gathering Light; Icebergs and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 50.9 x 61.2 cm

In Brilliant Weather, 2017 (detail) Acrylic, pencil and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

WO RK S ON PAPE R


The Gathering Light; Icebergs and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches / 50.9 x 61.2 cm

In Brilliant Weather, 2017 (detail) Acrylic, pencil and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

WO RK S ON PAPE R


Evening Snowfall, 2017

Sea Ice Breaking Up, 2017-18

Watercolour on paper 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄8 inches / 15.5 x 23.2 cm

Acrylic on paper 11 7⁄8 x 15 3⁄4 inches / 30 x 40 cm


Evening Snowfall, 2017

Sea Ice Breaking Up, 2017-18

Watercolour on paper 6 1⁄8 x 9 1⁄8 inches / 15.5 x 23.2 cm

Acrylic on paper 11 7⁄8 x 15 3⁄4 inches / 30 x 40 cm


Between Ice and Sky, 2017

Trembling on the Horizon, 2017

Acrylic on paper 6 x 8 inches / 14.8 x 19.8 cm

Acrylic on paper 6 x 8 inches / 15.1 x 20 cm


Between Ice and Sky, 2017

Trembling on the Horizon, 2017

Acrylic on paper 6 x 8 inches / 14.8 x 19.8 cm

Acrylic on paper 6 x 8 inches / 15.1 x 20 cm


A Fragile Beauty, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

An Ancient Presence, 2017 Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


A Fragile Beauty, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

An Ancient Presence, 2017 Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


Nacreous Clouds, 2017

Nacreous Clouds and Star, 2017

Acrylic on paper 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 inches / 14.5 x 21.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄8 inches / 14.4 x 20.5 cm


Nacreous Clouds, 2017

Nacreous Clouds and Star, 2017

Acrylic on paper 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 inches / 14.5 x 21.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 5 3⁄4 x 8 1⁄8 inches / 14.4 x 20.5 cm


Into the Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 5⁄8 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14.3 x 18.9 cm

Solitary Berg and Star, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


Into the Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 5⁄8 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14.3 x 18.9 cm

Solitary Berg and Star, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


In Utter Stillness,Twilight, 2017

Time Fell Away, 2017

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


In Utter Stillness,Twilight, 2017

Time Fell Away, 2017

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


Arctic Gold, 2017 (detail) Acrylic and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Luminous Nights, 2017 Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


Arctic Gold, 2017 (detail) Acrylic and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Luminous Nights, 2017 Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


The Day Holds Its Breath, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14 x 18.9 cm

Looking into the Fog, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


The Day Holds Its Breath, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14 x 18.9 cm

Looking into the Fog, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


The Coming of the Polar Night, 2017

Arctic Dreams, 2017

Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14 x 19 cm

Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 inches / 13.3 x 21.6 cm


The Coming of the Polar Night, 2017

Arctic Dreams, 2017

Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2 inches / 14 x 19 cm

Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄2 inches / 13.3 x 21.6 cm


The Smell of Ice, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Floating Landscapes, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄8 inches / 14.2 x 20.7 cm


The Smell of Ice, 2017 (detail) Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Floating Landscapes, 2017 Acrylic on paper 5 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄8 inches / 14.2 x 20.7 cm


The Play of Light, 2017

Arctic Flame, 2017

Acrylic and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


The Play of Light, 2017

Arctic Flame, 2017

Acrylic and wax on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm

Acrylic on paper 8 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2 inches / 21 x 26.5 cm


WORKS ON CANVAS

WORKS ON PAPER

Rainbow and Bergs, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1530 x 1833 mm (60 3⁄16 x 72 3⁄16 in)

A Subtle Presence, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 914 x 762 mm (35 15⁄16 x 30 in)

Fog Bow and Melt Pools, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1377 x 1680 mm (54 3⁄16 x 66 3⁄16 in)

Moonlit Cloud Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 765 x 916 mm (30 1⁄8 x 36 1⁄16 in)

Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic & sand on canvas 1379 x 1678 mm (54 ¼ x 66 1⁄8 in)

Rainbow, Lake Inari, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 912 x 764 mm (35 15⁄16 x 30 1⁄8 in)

Ice and Light, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1376 x 1376 mm (54 1⁄8 x 54 1⁄8 in)

Moonlit Fog Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 915 mm (30 x 36 in)

Fog Bow and Sea Ice, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1071 x 1324 mm (42 1⁄4 x 52 1⁄8 in)

Sun Dog Over Ice Floe, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 610 mm (30 1⁄16 x 24 in)

A Cold Beauty; Lunar Halo, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1321 x 1067 mm (52 x 42 in)

The Gathering Light; Icebergs and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 509 x 612 mm (20 x 24 1⁄16 in)

Sea Ice Breaking Up, 2017-18 Acrylic on paper 300 x 400 mm

The Smell of Ice, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Nacreous Clouds, 2017 Acrylic on paper 145 x 215 mm

Time Fell Away, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Looking Into the Fog, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Nacreous Clouds and Star, 2017 Acrylic on paper 144 x 205 mm

The Play of Light, 2017 Acrylic and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

An Ancient Presence, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Ice, Light and Air, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 186 mm

In Brilliant Weather, 2017 Acrylic, pencil and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

A Fragile Beauty, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Arctic Dreams, 2017 Acrylic on paper 133 x 216 mm

In Utter Stillness,Twilight, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Solitary Berg and Star, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Floating Landscapes, 2017 Acrylic on paper 142 x 207 mm

Between Ice and Sky, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 610 mm (30 1⁄16 x 24 in)

Arctic Flame, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Evening Snowfall, 2017 Watercolour on paper 155 x 232 mm

The Coming of the Polar Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 190 mm

Ice and Air, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 917 x 915 mm (36 1⁄16 x 36 in)

As Far as the Light Lets You See, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 611 x 764 mm (24 x 30 1⁄16 in)

Arctic Gold, 2017 Acrylic and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

Trembling on the Horizon, 2017 Acrylic on paper 151 x 200 mm

The Day Holds Its Breath, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 189 mm

Fog Bow and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 762 x 914 mm (30 x 36 in)

Between Night and Day, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 610 x 762 mm (24 x 30 in)

Luminous Nights, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Between Ice and Sky, 2017 Acrylic on paper 148 x 198 mm

Into the Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 143 x 189 mm

A Deeper Presence, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 510 x 610 mm (20 1⁄16 x 24 in) Luminous Nights; Glacier and Moon, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 510 x 610 mm (20 1⁄16 x 24 in) Twilight Threshold,Torassieppi, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 305 x 380 mm (12 x 15 in)


WORKS ON CANVAS

WORKS ON PAPER

Rainbow and Bergs, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1530 x 1833 mm (60 3⁄16 x 72 3⁄16 in)

A Subtle Presence, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 914 x 762 mm (35 15⁄16 x 30 in)

Fog Bow and Melt Pools, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1377 x 1680 mm (54 3⁄16 x 66 3⁄16 in)

Moonlit Cloud Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 765 x 916 mm (30 1⁄8 x 36 1⁄16 in)

Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic & sand on canvas 1379 x 1678 mm (54 ¼ x 66 1⁄8 in)

Rainbow, Lake Inari, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 912 x 764 mm (35 15⁄16 x 30 1⁄8 in)

Ice and Light, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1376 x 1376 mm (54 1⁄8 x 54 1⁄8 in)

Moonlit Fog Bow, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 915 mm (30 x 36 in)

Fog Bow and Sea Ice, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1071 x 1324 mm (42 1⁄4 x 52 1⁄8 in)

Sun Dog Over Ice Floe, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 610 mm (30 1⁄16 x 24 in)

A Cold Beauty; Lunar Halo, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 1321 x 1067 mm (52 x 42 in)

The Gathering Light; Icebergs and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 509 x 612 mm (20 x 24 1⁄16 in)

Sea Ice Breaking Up, 2017-18 Acrylic on paper 300 x 400 mm

The Smell of Ice, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Nacreous Clouds, 2017 Acrylic on paper 145 x 215 mm

Time Fell Away, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Looking Into the Fog, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Nacreous Clouds and Star, 2017 Acrylic on paper 144 x 205 mm

The Play of Light, 2017 Acrylic and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

An Ancient Presence, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Ice, Light and Air, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 186 mm

In Brilliant Weather, 2017 Acrylic, pencil and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

A Fragile Beauty, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Arctic Dreams, 2017 Acrylic on paper 133 x 216 mm

In Utter Stillness,Twilight, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 268 mm

Solitary Berg and Star, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Floating Landscapes, 2017 Acrylic on paper 142 x 207 mm

Between Ice and Sky, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 763 x 610 mm (30 1⁄16 x 24 in)

Arctic Flame, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Evening Snowfall, 2017 Watercolour on paper 155 x 232 mm

The Coming of the Polar Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 190 mm

Ice and Air, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 917 x 915 mm (36 1⁄16 x 36 in)

As Far as the Light Lets You See, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 611 x 764 mm (24 x 30 1⁄16 in)

Arctic Gold, 2017 Acrylic and wax on paper 210 x 265 mm

Trembling on the Horizon, 2017 Acrylic on paper 151 x 200 mm

The Day Holds Its Breath, 2017 Acrylic on paper 140 x 189 mm

Fog Bow and Arctic Coast, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 762 x 914 mm (30 x 36 in)

Between Night and Day, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 610 x 762 mm (24 x 30 in)

Luminous Nights, 2017 Acrylic on paper 210 x 265 mm

Between Ice and Sky, 2017 Acrylic on paper 148 x 198 mm

Into the Night, 2017 Acrylic on paper 143 x 189 mm

A Deeper Presence, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 510 x 610 mm (20 1⁄16 x 24 in) Luminous Nights; Glacier and Moon, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 510 x 610 mm (20 1⁄16 x 24 in) Twilight Threshold,Torassieppi, Finland, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 305 x 380 mm (12 x 15 in)


CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD 178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 7566 Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 3843 www.cranekalman.com / info@cranekalman.com


Front: Evening Rainbow, Lake Nellim, Finland, 2018 Acrylic and sand on canvas 54 1⁄4 x 66 1⁄8 inches / 137.9 x 167.8 cm


CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD NICHOLAS JONES

178 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HQ Tel: +44 (0)20 7584 7566 Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 3843 www.cranekalman.com / info@cranekalman.com

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2019

CRANE KALMAN GALLERY LTD

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