"Musical Chairs" by Robert Ortbal and "Under Wraps" by S.R. Jones
Robert Ortbal returns to JAYJAY with further explorations of space with a magnificent installation of his curious, mysterious, and poetic objects. S.R. Jones’ body of work continues to pursue the elusive nymph as she languishes by rivers, on maps, and across antique postcards.
Sacramento sculptor Robert Ortbal returns to JAYJAY with further explorations of the dynamics of space with a magnificent installation of his curious, mysterious, and poetic objects. Fascinated by the link between natural phenomena and human nature, Ortbal seeks to decode this mystery, which gives his work a sense of wonder and awe. By manipulating and transforming unconventional materials, Ortbal creates a new reality, making invisible forms tangible in the real world. Sculpture aside; Ortbal approaches his art with the mindset of a painter, believing color is the very key to his work. Ortbal received his MFA at UC Davis and is a professor at CSUS. He exhibits often in the Bay Area and throughout California.
S. R. Jones creates exotic tales out of edgy assemblages made from found objects and his own photography. Jones draws inspiration from numerous disparate places; the female form, mysterious landscapes, tattoos, and Islamic patterning. Jones’ current body of work continues to pursue the elusive nymph, as she languishes by rivers, on maps, and across antique postcards. A refined balance of lush colors, delicate textures, and multiple layers form an intriguing depth of field to his enigmatic compositions. Jones received his BA from CSUS, and has shown throughout California.