Blake Jones illustrations at Jackson Junge Gallery at Wicker Park, Chicago
Many interesting things are happening this summer in Chicago. Exhibitions, concerts, outdoor movie parties… There are so many events where you can go, meet and talk to people, enjoy different contents. So, the last Friday night I stopped by the Jackson Junge Gallery at vibrant Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago at the opening exhibition of Blake Jones, Chicago artist.
This was a third ‘One Wall’ rotating exhibition by this beautiful Gallery and it will be open until August 24th. After that, the fourth exhibition of Phil Hawkins will take a place and with that show on September 7, 2017, Jackson Junge Gallery will close their eight weeks ‘One Wall’ rotating exhibition.
Jackson Junge Gallery
Blake Jones recently moved with his girlfriend from Houston, TX, to Chicago. ‘I like this city because I can live without a car. I can use excellent Chicago public transportation,’ he was telling me and showing his illustrations exposed on the window wall.
‘I wanted to create a bunch of weird characters and they all interact with environment ….I would like people to be able to look at my drawings and every time find something new. I just want to keep people’s attention. This is also my first time experimenting with colors’, he said.
Blake Jones beside his comic illustrations at Wicker Park, Chicago
Jones’s work focuses on the contemporary and comical Illustration. He has a wide range of influences and his work has been used e in many different ways ranging from murals to music posters.
“With a focus on humor, fun, and composition, my work yearns to hold an audience’s attention and keep a smile on their face.”
~ M. Puric ~