Prince Edward County based artist, Stewart Jones, built his reputation as a chronicler of urban scapes, grasping at light, glimpsed as it is between walls, crowded out by looming buildings or trapped by power and transit lines. His work focuses on the kind of streetscene CBC host Rick Mercer would take as a rantable space. Jones paints from the angle of one familiar with the eye of the camera, the moving camera and there is a kinetic energy to his work whether it be the back alleys of Toronto or the roads leading into the small towns of P.E.C.
His latest show, at Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa Feb 8 - 28,2019, titled “Landscapes for Film” is fuelled by his work as an animator, as an artistic director for film as well as a painter. The paintings double both as a tale and a place within which to tell a tale, they are both civic history and civic possibility, both enclosed and wide open..
The opening reception takes place Friday Feb 8 and it too as its own added layer. The opening doubles as a fundraiser for Ottawa Riverkeeper, part of the Swim, Drink, Fish Waterkeeper Alliance along with Lake Ontario Keepers, an organisation supported by Jones for many years.
Midtown Brewing Company of Wellington, P.E.C. will be on site. The reception runs 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.