Grain & Gold, Darwin-based artist Brittany Jones offers an array of unmilled, lacquered wood ‘slices’ whose surfaces are adorned with pokered patterns incorporating intricate metal and enamel inlay. Rendered with exceptional skill and presented as an overall installation, Jones’s sculptural objects reflect her interest in graphic design, typography, and the interplay of art and craft.
‘I have always been a painter/crafter’, writers Jones, whose practice as an artist/designer goes by the name of baked goods, a nod to her ‘need to create handmade, tactile things’. Jones moved to Darwin from Melbourne in 2012. She has exhibited her paintings in numerous group shows in America (in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, Florida, for example) and in Australia (including Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Melbourne, 2012). Grain & Gold is her first solo exhibition.