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Brian K. Jones: '...and it burns, burns, burns.'


Ro2 Art

Where: Ro2 Art | The Cedars

1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215

When: September 19 - October 17, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday September 19, 12-5 PM

Limited Entry: FREE tickets via EventBrite at http://ro2.us/sept19shows

Ro2 Art is proud to present ...and it burns, burns, burns., a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Brian K. Jones. The show will run from September 19 through October 17, 2020. The exhibition will open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art in The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215 and will take place from 12-5 PM. For the safety of visitors, capacity will be limited to ten people every twenty minutes. To reserve a spot, visit EventBrite at http://ro2.us/sept19shows.

Continuing his series on the legendary Texas Fair icon, Big Tex, Dallas based artist Brian K. Jones offers a new take on the towering cowboy.  The burning monument in the likeness of the artist himself holds a mirror to current events as inequality, corruption and greed leave the world burning, taking Big Tex down with it. With the Texas State Fair currently halted and it’s magical distractions locked away, our eyes are opened to what the world has become!

 

Artist Statement

“The 2020 Texas State Fair has been shut down and Big Brother Tex cannot lull us into complacency with his long lines and magic corny dogs. 

“Our eyes are open. We see the rampant corruption, racism, inequality and greed that has the world burning.  The worst global plague in history has us  hopelessly barricaded in our homes where the orange man on the TV tells us to drink bleach.  Creativity is the fulcrum to hope and it’s also a fabulous distraction.  

“I have come to chew bubblegum and kick ass” ….and I’m all out of ass.”

About The Artist

Brian Keith Jones earned his BFA in Painting from The University of North Texas in 1998. After completing his degree, he established a studio in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, where he has lived and worked for over 20 years, co-founding the annual Oak Cliff Visual SpeedBump Art Tour. Jones is also widely known for his role in the acclaimed Dallas art duo Chuck & George.  The wild, yet symbiotic collaboration of Brian K. Jones and Brian K. Scott influences, and is influenced by each artist’s individual work, serving as a constant source of inspiration. They both own and operate Art Services Collective which offers many art related services such as murals and trompe l'oeil for the private and design community. As well as creating his individual art for the galleries Brian K Jones has created many privately commissioned works. ​

About Ro2 Art

Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's "Best Art Gallery" and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery's art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.

All works will be on view September 19 - October 17, 2020. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 19, 12-5 PM at Ro2 Art, 1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575. Free tickets are available via EventBrite at http://ro2.us/sept

 

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