Samuel Levi Jones‘ “After Fred Wilson,” will open in the Murphy Building on October 2 and run through November 19. This solo exhibition features his newest work.
Jones’ work is informed by historical source material and early modes of representation in documentary practice. He explores the framing of power and struggles between exclusion and equality by desecrating historical material, then re-imagining new works. With an emphasis on race and superiority, Jones investigates issues of manipulation and the rejection of control in a broad sense.
Trained as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist, he earned a B.A. in Communications Studies from Taylor University and a BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2009. He received his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College in 2012. Jones recently won the Harlem Studio Museum’s $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize. He was born and raised in Marion, Indiana, he now lives in Chicago.
Jones is represented by PAPILLION in Los Angeles.