LCC Art Gallery Presents Domestic Engineering: A Solo Exhibition by Claire B. Jones

February 21, 2024
Artist Claire B. Jones sits in her workspace.

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Community College Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the upcoming solo exhibition, "Domestic Engineering," showcasing the innovative and whimsical thread sculptures of the distinguished artist Claire B. Jones. Jones brings her unique blend of art and technology to Eugene, inviting viewers into a world where the boundaries of traditional stitching and contemporary design merge.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, February 22nd, with a special Reception and Artist Talk from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Roger Hall Gallery, located in building 11 on the main campus. The artist talk, a highlight of the event, is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.. This engaging session offers a rare opportunity for attendees to delve into the creative process and inspirations behind Jones' captivating sculptures.

Claire B. Jones, a native of Scotland, draws upon her rich heritage and professional background in both Software Engineering and Art and Design to create her colorful, free-standing sculptures. By employing a technique she describes as "painting with thread," Jones transforms cotton canvas into vibrant, textural artworks that challenge the conventional applications of a sewing machine. Her work is a testament to the fusion of her past experiences, from the dormant textile mills of Paisley to the technological landscapes of Seattle.

Visitors to the "Domestic Engineering" exhibition will experience firsthand the depth and whimsy of Jones' art, which not only showcases her mastery of experimental stitch but also her imaginative approach to blending technology with traditional craft. Each piece is a celebration of innovation, designed to inspire a sense of possibility and belief in the creation of new forms.

The Roger Hall Gallery and the adjacent Main Art Gallery are open to the public Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the regular academic year. Admission to the galleries and the special event is free, ensuring that all art lovers have the opportunity to explore the captivating world of Claire B. Jones.

Rebecca I. Long, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications

Lane Community College educates over 15,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $675 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 8,900 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.

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