KHFA exhibition archives

Tea for the Tillerman

Vince Jones
October 13-November 3, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, October 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Artist in attendance
Noted Space

Jones' exhibition Tea for the Tillerman is inspired by one of Cat Stevens' most successful albums. Released in 1970, Tea for the Tillerman includes many of Stevens' best-known songs such as "Where Do the Children Play?," "Hard Headed Woman," "Wild World," "Sad Lisa," "Into White" and "Father and Son." Jones features eleven pieces that each correspond with a particular song from Tea for the Tillerman, establishing a dialogue between music and its translation into visual art.

The artist creates sometimes delicate yet mind puzzling collages that leave the viewer intrigued and attracted to an intimate and private interpretation, as the artist wishes. As Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam, since changing his stage name and converting to Islam) stated in an interview: "You can argue with a philosopher, but you can't argue with a good song."

Jones has participated in innovating art projects including Fallas Dart Air, The Gun Show at the Kleiner and James Arts Center at Woodstock, New York, Insource at the Dallas Museum of Art and Three+Two at the Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University.

Vince Jones lives and works in Dallas. He earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (1990), and his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta (1986).

Tea for the Tillerman, 2012, album cover, mixed media, 12-3/4" x 10-1/4"