Samuel Levi Jones
Samuel Levi Jones is active/lives in Illinois, Indiana. Samuel Jones is known for book art, assemblage geometric painting, photography.
Biography Samuel Levi Jones
Samuel Levi Jones addresses the authority and antiquated position that encyclopedic and institutional books and volumes have held as a source of information throughout history. This material, that once held definitive authorship on history, is manipulated through modes of sculpture, collage and painting to re-examine history itself and draw attention to figures, events, and triumphs of those often overlooked in written accounts – individuals of color and women. Through a process of breaking apart the books, deleting their pages and texts and re-structuring the material, Jones creates a clean slate for the insertion of a new and updated revision of history.
An anthropological approach is at the core of Jones’ practice. While the abstr
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