Oriel Q, Narberth has moved to a ground floor retail unit at 11 Market Street, Narberth.
No more stairs or lift as in the old Queen’s Hall Gallery. A total refurb to the ground floor area, with new white walls, exterior paintwork and hanging sign and ‘A’ board. The manager is Harriet Addyman. Gallery opening times are Wednesday to Saturday. 10am to 5pm. www.orielqnarberth.com
The Inaugural Exhibition ‘The Socially Distanced Woman’.
A Solo Exhibition by Jacqueline Janine Jones a member of the Welsh Group and of the Stuckist Movement. 4th September to 17th October 2020.
Jacqueline Jones was born in 1967 and grew up in rural West Wales, and went to Carmarthen Art College, Lampeter and Swansea University, recently she exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London. She describes her work as figurative, expressive. It is not without humour, but inspired by the poetry and folklore of her native West Wales. She paints, writes and every day and now lives and works in post industrial Porth in the Rhondda.
My work is primarily figurative, recently more narrative exploring quirky places and legends.
We are living in strange times and this has made me contemplate the role of the artist as outsider in isolation. The title to this inaugural show at Oriel Q is a response to this.‘ The Self Isolating Woman’. My painting has many layers. The myriad layers of interpretation through both my eyes, and the vision of others.
I am an artist because I believe that artists are not satisfied with the world as they see it. They are like children, bored with the sameness, and they are moved deeply by the things they see and think about. I paint because I am compelled to. It’s like breathing air.
Once in a while we see something startling, someone whose vision, whose way of seeing is shocking and unsettling and compelling.
Her work is unfiltered, bursting with life in all its obduracy, her voice is unusual and unmistakeably authentic.
Statement: Ffin y Parc Country House and Gallery, Llanrwst.
Jacqueline Janine Jones.
Jacqueline has exhibited widley including the John Moore’s Gallery, Liverpool University and the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
‘By Invitation’ Royal Cambrian Academy,( Curated by Shani Rhys James.)
‘Oil Tanks’, Tate Modern, London.
‘Made at the Museum’ National Museum of Wales. Cardiff.
Quitas Gallery, New York.
This is the place of our birth
Where the clear glass of the porch
Brings caged light into parlours
And qualifies this worth
And this is the photograph on the mantle,
Celluloides absorbing so much
Are ours ours to puzzle out names,
Fading and received by the hours
Ground to dust on the settle,
While the sun takes reception
Through a blue otherness of panes .
And this is the carpet, frayed
By the courteous steps of time’s lurch
That hesitates, yet will not be delayed,
And this is the place that holds a furniture
Arranged as a family set in contemplation,
This is the place, and room, design of their nature.
Jacqueline Janine Jones.