Closing Reception | Jennie C. Jones: Constant Structure

Opening: Thursday, Sep 17, 2020 4 – 8 pm
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020

201 E. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611

Join us on the evening of Thursday, September 17th as we celebrate the closing of Jennie C. Jones’ Constant Structure.  We will culminate the exhibition with a series of mini gallery tours.  

Space is limited, and entry will be time-ticketed. Sign up here for a short tour + self-guided exhibition viewing or reserve a 30 minute time slot to wander the exhibition on your own between 4:00 pm and 8:00pm. 


Can’t make it to the gallery? Join for a live virtual tour at 6pm via Zoom. Register here.


Lingering at the intersection of music theory, painting, and sound, Jennie C. Jones presents a new body of work prompted by the concept of “constant structure”—a term borrowed from Modern jazz composition. It refers to a consecutive chord progression with different root notes that links disparate tones into a cohesive entity. Like the intervals of jazz then, Jones’s new acoustic panel paintings, works on paper, and site-specific gestures, hit moments of dissonance and harmony through serial repetition and variation. Jones has made her mark since the 1990s by bringing the specifics of African American music history to bear upon the legacy of geometric abstraction and minimalist form. The works included here depart from the characteristic muted gray palette of the last decade, and instead draw upon a range of hues made available by a specialty acoustic textile manufacturer. Working with a set of given materials and colors, Jones frees her forms to address poetic ideas about a personal version of Synesthesia—the melding of vision and hearing.  Click here to learn more and view the exhibition online.