Eli Geiser and Kelly Lynn Jones at Park LifeApril 1st, 2009
Eli Geiser and Kelly Lynn Jones
Opening Reception – Friday April 17th
7pm – 10pm
Park Life is pleased to announce a two person exhibition featuring the work of Kelly Lynn Jones and Eli Geiser. Opening reception will be held on Friday April 17th. Both artists will be in attendance.
Language is defined as a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural tradition. Using this commonality of the familiar group, language can become limited in its ability to communicate. Both artists in this exhibition create visual languages to define and add context to their environments. However the sources they use to inform these languages are very different.
Eli Geiser makes a connection with color, sound and rhythm. She has taken a literal step and assigned a color for each letter of the alphabet. The rules of her language have changed over the years but the general ground rules have been retained. Using this system Geiser paints geometric compositions. These works have been used to represent certain phrases as well as representing something as abstract as the rhythm of someone’s speech.
Kelly Lynn Jones is a Los Angeles native but is currently studying in the Bay Area. Being raised in the large basin that is LA, Jones perspective of the world is based on living in an urban environment but surrounded by the presence of nature from afar. Taking these visual cues, Jones began collecting, classifying, then creating artifacts that now represent this very personal sense of space.