PATRON is excited to announce the opening of Samuel Levi Jones’ survey exhibition, titled Left of Center at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibition opens Friday, March 15th and will be on view through September 1st, 2019.
In this thought provoking exhibition Jones provides visual commentary on the oppressive nature of American power structures, particularly those that substantiate our education system, the criminal justice system and healthcare system, as well as the American historical narrative. Jones does this by deconstructing materials such as encyclopedias, law textbooks, medical textbooks and football equipment and making them into abstract paintings and sculptures.
His work is inspired by questions of authority, representation and recorded history. Jones rearranges the deconstructed books into grid-like compositions that are meant to expose their flaws and question their truth. Jones explains that he is “ultimately thinking about information that is selectively left out.”