Frieze Sculpture: Special Artist's Project

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Artist Sarah Jones responds to Frieze Sculpture in a specially commissioned project

My practice often addresses our relationship with nature, how it appears in cinema, literature and art history. From the notion of ‘the view’ in landscape gardening to pleasure gardens, the presentation of the natural is also a way of re-staging the world, a kind of fantasy.

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Sarah Jones, The Pleasure Gardens (Fountain) (I), 2017 C-type print from b/w negative, 152 × 122 cm Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London © Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones, The Pleasure Gardens (Fountain) (I), 2017 C-type print from b/w negative, 152 × 122 cm Courtesy: Maureen Paley, London © Sarah Jones

 

You could think of the cultivation of nature as sculpture – plants trailed around frames, roses ordered by species, arranged in rectangular earth-beds. Spaces like the English Gardens are curated to create an experience: made for walking through, being enveloped in. Visiting the Gardens over a number of weeks, I was intrigued by how the siting of the sculptures resonated so strongly with this constructed landscape.

This transmutation of nature is trans- formed again by the large format camera. The cinematic lighting technique of ‘night for day’ merges the everyday with the space of dream. It offers a metamorphosis, a transition. Like the Gardens’ fountains, or the nearby ornamental cascade. ‘Cascade’ comes from cascare, to fall. It implies being in between states, in suspension. The photograph holds this in liquid stasis, like amber.


Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Rasheed Aareen, Summertime - The Regent's Park, 2017. Photograph ©  Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Rasheed Aareen, Summertime - The Regent's Park, 2017. Photograph ©  Sarah Jones 2017

Rasheed Araeen presented by Grovesnor Gallery in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Reza Aramesh, Metamorphosis - A Study in Liberation, 2017. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Reza Aramesh, Metamorphosis - A Study in Liberation, 2017. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Reza Aramesh presented by Leila Heller Gallery in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, John Chamberlain, FIDDLERSFORTUNE, 2010. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, John Chamberlain, FIDDLERSFORTUNE, 2010. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

John Chamberlain presented by Gagosian in Frieze Sculpture.

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Tony Cragg, Stroke, 2014. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

 

Tony Cragg presented by Holtermann Fine Art in Frieze Sculpture.

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Alica Kwade, Big Be-hide, 2017. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Alica Kwade, Big Be-hide, 2017. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Alicja Kwade presented by kamel mennour in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16)

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Ugo Rondinone, summer moon 2011. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Ugo Rondinone, summer moon 2011. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Ugo Rondinone presented by Sadie Coles HQ in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16) 

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Bernar Venet presented by Blain | Southern in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16)

 

 

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Sarah Jones, Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

Sarah Jones, Bernar Venet, 17 Acute Unequal Angles, 2016. Photograph © Sarah Jones 2017

 

Emily Young presented by Bowman Sculpture in Frieze Sculpture

Works by Sarah Jones from this series will be presented at Frieze London 2017 by Anton Kern Gallery (Stand D5) and Maureen Paley (Stand D16)

Sarah Jones is an artist based in London, UK

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