Metro is delighted to support the new Sarah Jones exhibition opening later this month, with the production of over twenty C type prints
for her sixth solo exhibition at Maureen Paley.
The images featured in this exhibition follow on from the recent publication of Jones’s monograph by Violette Editions and continue to explore how subjects are measured and transcribed through the large format view camera and flattened in pictorial space.
Award-winning Jones gained notoriety in the late 1990’s with her series of images taken in psychoanalysts’ consulting rooms, this theme along with others - the municipal rose garden, the drawing studio and the singular female subject have been central to her interest in image making. Often taking her photographs on location she uses carefully controlled lighting, allowing the subject to both emerge from and recede into a darkened space. Using analogue techniques Jones studies the correspondence between the skein of the film, the surface of the photographic print and the surface of her subjects. For Jones, this attention to materiality brings to mind the act of mark making in drawing.