March 9, 2024

Dear  

Family, 

Friends, 

& Colleagues, 


I am writing to share that five of my very best paintings are included in Automat's “Ecphoric Wonderland,” curated by Whitson Ramsey, alongside work by new friends and brilliant painters Heather Drayzen and In June Park. 

The terrific catalog for the exhibition is available to view online for free here

More info and the press release are below.

All of us will be in attendance and look forward to seeing you on March 14th!

Lots of love,
Matt

automat collective
http://mattjones.studio
@mattjonesstudio


Nature rarely uses yellow, 2022 
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

Ecphoric Wonderland
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 14th from 6-9pm
Gallery Hours:
Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment
March 9, 2024 - April 6, 2024

Ecphoric Wonderland features the work of Heather Drayzen, Matt Jones, and In June Park. This exhibition deals with symbolism, spiritual values, and disorienting realities in dreamlike ways. The paintings in this exhibition stand as symbols and references to the individual who created them and to their viewer. When thinking about what “reality” is in context to painting, is one to read into the painted surface as a new, perceived reality, or can the painting as an object itself be something real? This group of painters explores visual references in a perceived reality through a literal and theoretical painted surface.
A dream in which I birthed my daughter from my mouth, 2022 
Oil on canvas
18h x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

A monument with three insects and four mushrooms at mid-day, 2021 
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

Self-portrait in ecstasy, 2022 
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)