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b. 1978, USA

Samuel Levi Jones Biography

Samuel Levi Jones creates work that is informed by early documentary methods of representation and historical source material. Jones' practice involves investigating power and equality struggles of the past then reimagining new scenarios and new works based off of the analysis of primary source materials. 

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Rhythms and Vibrations, Galerie Lelong & Co., 13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris (4 June–24 July 2020). Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris.

Samuel Levi Jones Featured Artworks

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Talk to Me by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesTalk to Me, 2015Deconstructed law books on canvas
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Plain Sight by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesPlain Sight, 2019Deconstructed footballs
177.8 x 101.6 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Love and Fear by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesLove and Fear, 2019Football tackling pad covers on canvas
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Quilt of Reality by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesQuilt of Reality, 2019Deconstructed print portfolios on canvas
152.4 x 177.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Giant by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesGiant, 2018Repurposed football sled
116.8 x 25.4 x 91.4 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Tamir by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesTamir, 2019Law books on canvas
228.5 x 254 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Fringe by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesFringe, 2019Print portfolios on canvas
152.5 x 165 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Apparatus by Samuel Levi Jones contemporary artwork
Samuel Levi JonesApparatus, 2019Print portfolios on canvas
152.5 x 165 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery

Samuel Levi Jones Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Rhythms and Vibrations at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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4 June–24 July 2020 Group Exhibition Rhythms and Vibrations Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, RED at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, New York
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10 April–8 May 2020 Group Exhibition RED Galerie Lelong & Co. New YorkOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Samuel Levi Jones, Mass Awakening at Galerie Lelong & Co. New York, New York
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5 September–12 October 2019 Samuel Levi Jones Mass Awakening Galerie Lelong & Co. New YorkNew York

Samuel Levi Jones Represented By

Samuel Levi Jones In Ocula Magazine

Samuel Levi Jones at Galerie Lelong, New York Ocula Insight Samuel Levi Jones at Galerie Lelong, New York By Brienne Walsh

At first glance, Burning all illusion , an exhibition of works by Chicago-based artist Samuel Levi Jones, looks like it contains fairly straightforward canvases in the vein of colour field abstract expressionism. The twelve works are hung in two rooms. In the main gallery, each piece features a dominant colour scheme—blue, orange, green, taupe...

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Samuel Levi Jones In Related Press

Your Concise New York Art Guide for Fall 2019 Related Press Your Concise New York Art Guide for Fall 2019 10 September 2019, Hyperallergic

As always, there are many wonderful exhibitions, film festivals, and art events taking place throughout the fall in New York. We've put together our recommendations, and hope that they encourage you to explore the artistic happenings of this great city. Focusing on museums, art nonprofits, and galleries that continue to make New York a global hub...

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The Political Truths That Ground Our Athletic Heroes Related Press The Political Truths That Ground Our Athletic Heroes 15 February 2018, Hyperallergic

Let's begin with a few anecdotes: Martellus Bennett, a National Football League player on the New England Patriots, claims that the NFL stands for 'niggers for lease,' arguing that management and league policies take advantage of players. During the past season's on-field protests (initiated by Colin Kaepernick) of the consistent and concerted...

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week Related Press What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week 18 January 2017, The New York Times

From a distance, the paintings in Samuel Levi Jones’s exhibition Burning All Illusion, at Galerie Lelong, resemble sedate geometric abstractions, structured around the traditional artist’s grid. Step closer, however, and you see it’s not paint on the surface, but book covers ripped from their sources and arranged, quiltlike, on the canvas. Step...

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Samuel Levi Jones Gives Us a Vision of the Future Through Books Related Press Samuel Levi Jones Gives Us a Vision of the Future Through Books 10 January 2017, Hyperallergic

A science fiction novel by Jane Yolen illustrates that we write things down to make our peace with forgetting them. Describing a culture founded on memorizing and reciting oral histories, Yolen writes 'to hold in the mouth is to remember; to set down is to forget.' Books, by this light, are illusions we’ve concocted to entertain the fiction that...

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Samuel Levi Jones In Video & Audio

Viewpoints | Episode 4 | Samuel Levi Jones, Pamela Joyner Related Video & Audio Viewpoints | Episode 4 | Samuel Levi Jones, Pamela Joyner 3 October 2019, Galerie Lelong & Co.

'San Francisco-based collector Pamela Joyner, together with her husband Fred Giuffrida, has amassed what has been called the most important collection of African American art in private hands,' says Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection includes several works by Samuel Levi Jones, who...

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