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MARTHA T. JONES: NEW ABSTRACT PAINTINGS 2017-2019

Martha T. Jones is a full-time artist based in Williamsburg and Barhamsville, VA. Her new show at the Linda Matney Gallery in November 2019 features a series of large abstract paintings from 2017-2019. The work tests the ability of the abstract form to treat political and emotional concerns. Overlapping lines in superimposed layers of grid and network patterns inform the work. The color palette has developed from 2017 to 2019 to include work in which a brown ground contrasts with white and more colorful overpainting and the most recent work in which a yellow net pattern outlined in green is the primary visual element.


OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, NOV. 1ST, 5:30PM -8:30PM

Sponsored by: The Health Journal , Fillmore Found, and the Matney Family




Kristin Skees, Yawning Beagles II, Archival Inkjet

Kristin Skees, Yawning Beagles II, Archival Inkjet

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The Linda Matney Gallery is dedicated to curating and developing innovative exhibitions and collections showcasing painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, video and performance for audiences and private patrons in Virginia and elsewhere. Many of the works are for sale.

“The primary concern of The Linda Matney Gallery is to exhibit the work and ideas of the most significant artists of our time." John Lee Matney and Paul Thomas, 2010.

Named after Linda Matney, who lost her battle with cancer in 2001, John Lee Matney and the Matney Family have established a research-based contemporary gallery that develops thematic group shows and collaborative art projects with international and American artists in Virginia and elsewhere. We specialize in curating services for museum exhibitions, corporate exhibits, staging projects, and private collections. We are exclusive agents in Virginia of the deeper catalogs of select contemporary artists which we showcase in special previews of new and newly available work at our exhibition venues or via private consultations.