• Fay Jones

    Whatcom Museum

    Fay Jones is known for her daydreamy montages of paper doll-like figures. In an early work in this miniretrospective, entitled Quartet, 1987, four figures lean in together as if for a photograph. Three sailors—one dressed in black, one in white, and a third in his ruddy bare skin—are grouped around a woman clothed in Chinese gold. Areas of opaque color with little internal variation in value and hue are bunched together; figures abut or are positioned against cool blue water or opaque sunset skies, and their adjacent vibrations emotionally pull us in. Though the colors remain opaque, at times

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