The art of David Jones, Assistant Professor of Art at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), will be on display at the Downing Museum from May 29 to July 7. His exhibit is titled “52 Faces.” The public is also invited to an opening reception on June 1, 2018 from 5-8PM during the Bowling Green Gallery Hop.
A major part of this exhibition is 52 paintings of people’s faces. They are all 12" x 12" canvases and are one of Jones’ collections of paintings that are part of a series. It is a reflection of the millennial, social media, the selfie, and the narrative that exists amongst this generation. It evolved organically to represent the journey into young adulthood. Other works in the show represent the narrative that has always been present in his work. Through these drawings, paintings, comics and sculptures, Jones want to continue the story telling that has been the body of his work throughout his career.
Jones says his work is mostly figurative. David says that even when he is painting objects, he looks at them more as figures instead of still life. He said he has always loved art, and by the time he was in college, he knew that this was what he would do for a career.
C. David Jones did his undergraduate work at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and his graduate work in Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia where he received a MFA.
David’s work can be found all over Bowling Green. You may have viewed his mural in the dining room at Mariah’s restaurant, in the sports bar, at the Community Action building, the Cumberland Trace Library or on the side of the building across from National City Bank on the square. He said, “My art is experiences that I have had and that art should be accessible.” David was honored with the Al Smith Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council in 1991.