Provided by Presa House Gallery
725 S. Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Garcia Jones is a BFA graduate of the Southwest School of Art, where she attended on a full scholarship with a focus on photography and painting.
Her work combines the graphic styles of cartoons, graffiti, and a vivid color palette to create work that ignites curiosity, wonder, and imagination. Play and satire are two significant themes present throughout her painting, installation, and digital work. In Paracosm, Garcia Jones constructed her installation as a fantasy world for the viewer to escape reality. Often developed during childhood, a paracosm is a prolonged and very detailed imaginary world. These complex universes incorporate real-world or fictitious characters and memories. Commonly having their geography, history, and language all their own, it is an experience that is often developed at a young age, particularly as a coping mechanism and can continue as a sophisticated reality well into adulthood.
Her latest installation is now on view at the February Presa House Gallery (725 S. Presa Street San Antonio, TX 78210) Exhibition called Four Rooms also featuring Jennifer Arnold, Alexandria Conchola and Audrey LeGalley. The exhibition features four Texas-based artists given a dedicated space to transform into a series of installations. Curated by Rigoberto Luna each artist responded in their chosen aesthetic and medium to complement the different areas of the gallery and invite guests to step into their world, creating a uniquely immersive experience. Four Rooms will be on view by appointment February 7 through February 29, 2020.
Catch the closing reception this Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 7pm – 12 am at Presa House Gallery. The reception will feature artist talks moderated by Hector Garza where all four artists will be in attendance. An Outdoor Concert will be hosted from 8 pm – 12 am with Music by: Spirit Ghost / Baldemar / The Stacks / Fauxster.