Photos by G. Art by Matt Jones.
Artist Matt Jones explores the concept of what makes a logo iconicin his latest exhibition “Multiverse” which is now showing at Freight + Volume in New York. Matt Jones has drawn inspiration from Raymond Pettibon’s 1970’s Black Flag band logo (which is 4 vertical black bars on a white background). Jones appropriates the simple image in a mixed media presentation from painting to video. As you walk through the gallery, you’ll see the “Black Flag” image in every shape and variety imaginable including being affixed to wooden cutouts of people wearing the icon spread out across the gallery floor.
The juxtaposition of the simplicity logo with the influence it’s had on the consciousness of a musical movement is a multifaceted concept that you’ll be thinking about long after you walk out of Matt Jones’ “Multiverse.” The exhibit is showing at Freight + Volume in New York until May 7, 2011, so don’t miss it. Freight + Volume is located at 530 West 24th Street in Manhattan.