Lot 33: Harold Jones


2016 CEPA Gallery Biennial Art Auction, Harold Jones

Meatscape II
1997
Collage
4 x 4 1/2 inches
Signed Recto
Unique Print
Meatscapes Series
$800/$1,000

BIO: Harold Jones has been a contributor to photography as an artist, educator, curator and arts administrator. Born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1940, he graduated from the Maryland Institute with a BFA in painting and photography, and from the University of New Mexico with an MFA in art history/photography. After graduation in 1968 Jones went to work as an Assistant Curator at the George Eastman House. In 1971 became the first Director of LIGHT Gallery in NYC; LIGHT was the first gallery to exclusively represent contemporary photographers. In 1975 he became the first Director of the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 1975 he started the Photography Program at the University of Arizona where he taught for the next thirty years. Presently he is Professor Emeritus, and Volunteer Coordinator of the Voices of Photography oral history project at CCP. Jones has been a constant student and practitioner of photography for more than fifty years.

STATEMENT:
I believe that meatscapes are an often overlooked subject in modern landscape photography.


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