Merging art, science and technology, Jessica Lloyd-Jones’ work explores concepts of energy and natural phenomena, through the experimental use of materials and creation of light based sculpture and installations to reveal new perspectives on the world in which we live.
‘At the Edge of Light and Darkness’ is an exhibition of work made during her recent residency here at Leitrim Sculpture Centre. Work explores themes of energy and matter developed in response to the Arigna mine and its geological connections with the landscape.
In addition to undertaking a number of research visits to the mine and engaging with former miners, Lloyd-Jones has drawn inspiration from working with materials that include coal, smoke, glass, iron and plant life. Some of these materials have been sourced from the Arigna region.
Exhibition curated by Séan O'Reilly.
Jessica Lloyd-Jones is a visual artist based in Llangollen, North Wales with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art from Staffordshire University 2005 and MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art in 2007.
Past residencies have included an International Visiting Artist Fellowship at UrbanGlass, New York 2008. Awards include a Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary, London 2009, Glass Art Society Emerging Artist Lecture Award, Kentucky USA 2010 and Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award 2012.
Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Summerhall, Edinburgh 2014 and international exhibitions at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna (Italy), the Musee de la Main in Lausanne (Switzerland) 2013 and Adelaide Festival (Australia) 2015.
She has recently been commissioned to produce a wind responsive architectural lighting commission for Plas Heli Sailing Academy, Pwllheli, North Wales and is also involved in a project called ‘Power in the Land’, responding to the decommissioning of Wylfa Nuclear power station, Anglesey.