R. Jones' works are drawn from his world travels, mainly in Java/Bali,
Mexico, and SE Asia. All black and white toned silver gelatin prints,
these are photographs of great depth and thoughtfulness. His images
will reach your heart, and some, such as those from the killing
fields of Cambodia and Chiapas, may leave you shaken. Jones does
not hold back, but his work is not didactic so much as it is exploratory.
He describes himself as an experienced but still fairly naïve traveler
who goes into troubled areas of the world, camera in hand, to learn.
We are the beneficiaries of his curiosity, brave explorations, and
dedication to his work
Jones mainly photographs
people. Says Jones, "For me, reading of a face is a more primal
skill than language—it is the first thing we learn. . . . My job,
as a photographer, is to find the particular moment when something
profound, deeply personal, and true, is revealed in a way that can
be shared. . . . The people I photograph have deep spiritual beliefs
that govern every aspect of their lives–their religion, their dance,
their art and their theatre. I have been allowed access to private
moments that would ordinarily be unseen and for that I am thankful."
learn more about the artist and his work, come to the Artist/Curator
Talk on closing Sunday, Feb 10 at 3:30 pm.
Sanchez Art Center
is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east
of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through Feb 10.
For more information, email info@SanchezArtCenter.org
or call 650.355.1894.