Jan 21 – March 12, 2011
This is Joynes’ first exhibition with 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel New York and presents an important new phase in his depiction of imagined sites, heavenly bodies and floating archeo-cognitive elements. In his paintings Les Joynes fuses artifacts of memory he collects from imagined topographies. His current ring paintings are baroque and rococo gateways inspired by Alain Resnais’ 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad. For him the circular motifs were “structures that floated to the surface in my memory like life preservers floating in after a storm at sea”
Joynes is a graduate of the MA Fine Art Program at Goldsmiths College, London; and possesses a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London; M.A. Sculpture from Musashino Art University, Tokyo. He was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York (2008-2010) where he has been researching contemporary art, memory and artifact.