“Candycopia”, 84”x58”, acrylic, latex, spray paint, paint marker, paint fragments, on canvas, 2018


Dennis Michael Jones

Exhibition Date

September 20, 2018 to December 21, 2018

Description of Work

Dennis Jones, a visual artist, educator, and licensed practicing architect, has exhibited his work locally, nationally and internationally over the last twenty-six years. Selected exhibition venues include The OK Harris Gallery, New York; The Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI; Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester Hills, MI; Grand Rapids, ArtPrize; Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI; The College for Creative Studies Center Galleries, Detroit, MI; Concordia College Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center and The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI. Jones recently curated an exhibition titled, SIX, at The Janice Charach Gallery; a five thousand square foot space, located in West Bloomfield, Michigan.   

Dennis Jones received his MFA, in painting, from Wayne State University and his BA, in Architecture, from the University of Detroit. His repertoire includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, installation, photography and books.  The exhibition titled “Candyland”, consists of a series of dynamic, vivid and colorful abstract paintings that blend formal abstraction with the lively urban energy of graffiti art.  The conceptual meanings of these works address the constant bombardment of visual imagery, in our daily lives, that are like “intoxicating candy” which “tempts, teases, distracts, fill us up and pacifies”.  The titles reflect the playfulness and the seriousness of the consequence of this contemporary phenomena.

Reception for Three Art Exhibitions

Thursday, September 20th
5:00PM - 7:00PM
NCRC, Building 18 Lobby
Open to the public.