Dune at DRAWING ROOM
'To realise the ambitions of Alejandro Jodorowsky's ‘Dune’: An exhibition of a film of a book that never was, we had demanding framing requirements that we would not have been able to deliver, without the support of John Jones. The exhibition included images made in the early 1970s by comic book artists Chris Foss and H.R. Giger for Alejandro Jodorowsky’s planned film of ‘Dune’. John Jones was particularly sympathetic to the framing requirements that such unusual works demanded. This included frames suited to the first prints of the drawings that Chris Foss adapted, especially for the exhibition and to H. R. Giger’s giclee prints. These prints were juxtaposed with works by contemporary artists Steve Claydon and Vidya Gastaldon. London-based Steven Claydon’s work was a screen print and Swiss Vidya Gastaldon made a series of new watercolours, of varying sizes, in response to the theme of the exhibition. John Jones provided invaluable advice regarding the style of frame suited to the diversity of artworks that were brought together in this ambitious and highly popular exhibition, curated for Drawing Room by Tom Morton. In addition, the works required attention to strict archival and environmental considerations, which were duly supplied by John Jones.'
Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane