Samuel Levi Jones: Unbound at The Studio Museum in Harlem, March 26 – June 28, 2015

“Working with vintage encyclopedias and reference books, Jones deconstructs the volumes and reassembles their parts into visually compelling abstract works of art. The gridded compositions, made of stripped, bleached and stitched-together book covers, cast a questioning eye on the authority of their source materials as widely excepted arbiters of information. For the Studio Museum, Jones’s site-specific work will incorporate law books and pulped paper, two recent developments in his practice.” — The Studio Museum in Harlem

Unbound

Samuel Levi Jones, Unbound (detail), 2015. Mixed media, 94 × 343 in. Courtesy the artist

DontFeelRt

Samuel Levi Jones, Don’t Feel Right (detail), 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 82 × 125 in. Courtesy the artist

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Samuel Levi Jones, Don’t Feel Right (detail), 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 82 × 125 in. Courtesy the artist

Jaded

Samuel Levi Jones, Jaded (detail), 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 92 × 117.5 in. Courtesy the artist

Jaded2

Samuel Levi Jones, Jaded (detail), 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 92 × 117.5 in. Courtesy the artist

Unbound2

Samuel Levi Jones, Unbound (detail), 2015. Mixed media, 94 × 343 in. Courtesy the artist

Images courtesy Studio Museum in Harlem