Jennie C. Jones creates what appear to be grey and black minimalist paintings with sparse splashes of colour, but are actually acoustic panels that play collages of “microsamples” of music by artists ranging from legendary jazz musicians to emerging musicians. These musical works employ tone and speed to subtly influence the listener while emphasising the formal link between modernist abstraction and avant-garde African-American music.
Jones combines sound and form in a variety of ways. She is an abstract painter whose pieces borrow from Minimalism’s simplicity but also use acoustic panels on top of the canvas, similar to those seen in concert halls or recording studios. With acoustic waveforms or sheet music notation, her artworks make musical references.