Sunday, July 10, 2011

King Street Gallery on William - James Jones & John Bokor










James Jones - Moments, if your looking for God you wont find him here, this body of work is about the universe and James has had a fascination with ‘space’ for some time and
most of us may need that Paul Davies handbook to explain some of the titles in this show...

Repetitive brush strokes like following the sequence to the space time continuum. Burnt orange after glow, I’d like to think he’s paying homage to the end of the Shuttle program with ‘Anthem Light’, oil on canvas, others have said completely different things like the head of Jimi Hendrix or James soaking his feet in a bucket...

That’s what I like about abstraction, it makes us think about what we are looking at...

A universe forever changing, a ‘pink hole’ as opposed to a ‘black hole’, ‘Gap Analysis’, oil on canvas, helping us change the way we have really thought about what the real colour of the inside of our universe is, this painting is my favourite with it’s strength and intensity in colour...

‘Horizon Gravity’, oil on canvas, gravity itself is a funny thing, some stars that are so compact have collapsed under intense gravity and feathers fall slowly in low gravity, somehow I wouldn’t like to be stuck in between... And again someone said this painting looks like a crystal challis glistening in the sunlight...

I’ve always believed in the ‘big bang’ and everything I have learnt about science I learned from Star Trek, Paul Davies and Richard Feynman... and a bit from James Jones...

John Bokor - Black Diamond District, we’ve landed on earth, a lolly lime green grassed earth with trees and streets and lots of cars...

His previous show was of interiors and in this one he’s stepped outside into the warm sunlight. ‘Beach Front’, oil on board, reminds me of my home town, with it’s small streets and lots of green lawns surrounded by a rugged mountain range. And ‘Horses’, oil on board, just a stones throw from the highway, showing us a lush green pasture and healthy trees and horses under a brilliant sun...

Balanced off nicely with a couple of ocean paintings in ‘South’ and ‘Afternoon Pool’, both oil on board, sitting by the pool gazing out to the horizon...

written by fleur

28th June - 23rd July 2011
www.kingstreetgallery.com.au