A New Frontier
Kelly Lynn Jones
LittleBird Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by California artist, Kelly Lynn Jones. Growing up in suburban California, Kelly Lynn tackles the complexities of the decaying connection between nature and man. In a country whose facade speaks of unity, growth, and wealth the reality is quite the opposite, revealing isolation, over population, and poverty. Focusing her paintings on the effects of urban sprawl and the struggle with our sense of community the artist depicts the relationships between the internal (being one’s home) and the external (being one’s community) as a crucial component to one’s daily practice of living. Warehouse buildings that are no longer useful are depicted rotting away beside pipes that carry water through the neighboring cities. The buildings seem empty and lack a dialogue with one another, thus representing the false sense of community. Kelly Lynn’s “cities” are a hybrid of daily reality, which parallels a make believe world that combine all the various components that create an identifiable city or town.
Kelly Lynn Jones is a graduate of The California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco. She is currently pursuing her MFA and resides in San Francisco.