July 1, 2020
Locust Jones is featured in the online exhibition SHIFT+CONTROL+EXIT curated by Sabrina Roesner at the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery.
Titled ‘Covid 19, six weeks in the life of a global pandemic from March 9 to April 20 and the mass media and states of hysteria that accompanied this time’, this sprawling 10-metre timeline of events has been drawn using bamboo calligraphy sticks, applying ink rapidly onto scrolls of cotton rag paper.
Jones explains, “my practice is about the world going mad. The world of news streaming into my head like a tsunami of images in a bucolic Blue Mountains setting. I wait in my studio for the outside world’s mass media maelstrom to filter through the airwaves, it’s unsettling vibe sets off a cataclysm that punctuates nerve endings causing a reaction, this reaction is drawing.”
Locust Jones, ‘Covid 19, six weeks in the life of a global pandemic from March 9 to April 20 and the mass media and states of hysteria that accompanied this time’, 2020, ink and pencil on paper, 154 cm x 1000 cm. Images by Silversalt Photography.
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