JASON JONES

UNTIL 24 DECEMBER 2018

ON SHOW 10AM - 7PM EVERYDAY THROUGH THE GALLERY WINDOW

VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT - CALL 07773 287827

Internationally exhibited Liverpool based artist Jason Jones, former Gallery Manager of Liverpool Hope University's Cornerstone Gallery, has returned to his practice after an eight year break.

After graduating in 1998 Jason undertook a seven year period of romantic, gestural, atmospheric and introspective analysis of paint as a medium, producing a vigorous and rapid succession of themed portfolios of work, all underpinned by sub-contexts of the chaotic, harmony and contrast.

In 2004 Jason started using the knowledge and techniques he had developed for applying paint to the contemporary male figure. This culminated in him being included in the 2010 international publication "100 Artists of the Male Figure'.

Professional Work commitments, post-graduate educational investigations and family priorities contributed to Jason's focus elsewhere until his return to his painterly practice in August 2018.

Jason originally envisaged his return to painting as a slow process of re-education and recapturing techniques once developed before building a themed body of work. What quickly emerged was the start of a new collection reflecting his thoughts and aspirations developed during the last eight years.

What is evident within this small collection of new work on offer is that Jason has retained his trademark gestural and descriptive mark making skills as well as his documented innate use of colour. The approach of these new paintings draws upon inspiration of and compositional studies of the epic biblical paintings by John Martin, atmospheric sci-fi film noir cinematography, emotional responses to musical compositions and most importantly, the process of and response within the act of applying paint - paintings about painting.

The exhibited works presented offer a glimpse of what to expect as Jason's practice re-emerges.

Absence

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Beneath

Acrylic on canvas, 201888cm x 67cm£1,450

Surge

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Beneath II

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Emerging

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Rebirth

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Landscape Study I

Acrylic on paper, 201820.7cm x 20.7cm£300

Landscape Study II

Acrylic on paper20.5cm x 14cm£250

Landscape Study III

Acrylic on paper12.6cm x 8.2cm£150

Landscape Study IV

Acrylic on paper20.9cm x 15.2cm£250

Genisis

Acrylic on canvas, 2018122cm x 90cm£1,650

Struggle

Acrylic on canvas, 2018170.5cm x 114.6cm£2,650

PREVIOUS EXHIBITION

Corke Gallery opened its final Independents Biennial Festival Show on Saturday 13 October 2018 with a collection of paintings by UK and Chinese Prize Winners from the John Moores Painting Prize (JMPP).

To mark the 60th year of the JMPP at the Walker Art Gallery the Corke Gallery was delighted to be one of its sponsors because it forms a key strand of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition at the Corke Gallery runs until Friday 30 November 2018 and is open 10am – 2pm from Thursday to Saturday.

This is the first time an exhibition featuring several paintings by five JMPP prize winners has taken place and provides a broader insight into the individual artists themes and practices.

Curated by Nic Corke, from the Corke Gallery, past winners from the UK and China include:

Martin Greenland the 2006 JMPP Winner

Nicholas Middleton, twice winner of the JMPP Visitor’s Choice Prize in 2006 and 2010

Xueqing Zhong, the JMPP China 2018 Winner

Duan Xiaogang, JMPP China 2018 Prize Winner

Huo Xumin, JMPP China 2018 Prize Winner

The show features a diverse range of oil painting, from small detailed black and white studies to huge canvasses that dominate the walls and the viewer.

Imaginary landscapes from the UK and China demand the viewer’s attention and continue to reveal more and more the longer you look.

Alternatively abstract and semi abstract works combining broad confident brushwork with architectonic constructions which challenge the laws of perspective and stimulate the senses with a striking cacophony of colour.

Professor Ling Min (Shanghai University and trustee of the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust , Nic Corke and Lang Shuilong winner of the John Moores Painting Prize China 2016 at Corke Gallery in front of paintings by Xueqing Zhong and Huo Xumin.

All paintings below are for sale - please call 07773 287827 for details

Headland

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas 2017 90.5cm x 121cm£12,500

In the Primate House

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 2009104cm x 152cm£9,000

Green Fruit

Xueqing Zhong Oil on canvas, 2018 160cm x 160cm£3,000

A Seated Man

Xueqing Zhong Oil on canvas 160cm x 160cm£2,500

Untitled No. 1

Duan Xiaogang Oil on canvas, 201850cm x 50cm£1,000

Untitled No.2

Duan Xiaogang Acrylic on canvas, 2018100cm x 120cm£3,000

Waiting for the Rain IV

Huo XuminAcrylic on canvas, 2017 155cm x 180cm£4,600

Waiting for the Rain VI

Huo XuminAcrylic on canvas, 2017 150cm x 180cm£4,500

Waiting for the Rain VII

Huo XuminAcrylic on canvas, 2018 125cm x 180cm£4,000

Waiting for the Rain VII

Huo XuminAcrylic on canvas, 2018 120cm x 180cm£4,600

Rain, Clearing from the West

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas, 2018 82cm x 61cm£6,500

Retreat - Returning

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas, 2018 51cm x 71cm£6,500

Junescape

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas, 2018 61cm x 102cm£8,500

Dry Summer

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas, 2018 48cm x 76cm £6,500

Nameless Hill in September

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas panel, 2015 28cm x 46cm£1,500

Nameless Hill in October

Martin GreenlandOil on primed paper, 201529cm x 44cm£1,500

Combe Diptych No. 1

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas 2018 30.5cm x 26cm£3,500 for pair

Combe Diptych No. 2

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas 2018 30.5cm x 26cm£3,500 for pair

March Italianate

Martin GreenlandOil on canvas, 2017 87cm x 56cm£7,500

Installation

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 2011100cm x 250cm£12,000

TANZ

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 2006183cm x 76cm£7,000

Unwanted Beds

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201110.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Entrance to Communal Living

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 2009140cm x 142cm£9,000

Notes

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 200281.5cm x 81.5cm£2,500

In the Studio

Nicholas MiddletonOil on canvas, 200581.5cm x 81.5cm£2,500

Extractor Fans

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201110.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Pallets

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201810.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Offices Let

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201810.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Motive Power

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201210.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Stairwell

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201810.2cm x 15.2cm£650


Rooftops

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 201810.2cm x 15.2cm£650

Apartment Block at Dawn

Nicholas MiddletonOil on paper, 2008(Reworked 2014)10.2cm x 15.2cm£650


To place an order for a painting or arrange an appointment to see the paintings outside normal opening times please email nic@corke.net or call 07773 287827