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The Arts Club is pleased to announce an exhibition of new and recent work by award-winning artist Samuel Levi Jones, who will be present for the opening. Jones was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and his work is prominent in public collections including SF MOMA and LACMA.

Jones’ practice centres on the interrogation of institutional knowledge and the creation - and destruction - of the power structures it represents. To create his large, abstract compositions, Jones tears off the covers and spines, which he refers to as ‘skins’, of encyclopaedias and legal texts and mounts them on canvas; a deconstructive process he has described as ‘cathartic’. The artist’s choice to remove all of the pages of the books is a reflection of his interest not with the information that was included in the text, but rather, as he explains: ‘I am ultimately thinking about information that is selectively left out.’ For the artist, ostensibly factual books in fact represent a selective memory which has been institutionalised.