Mary Jones
Artist
Jones, Aaron Nathaniel
Title
Mary Jones
Technique
collage
Date
2021
Dimensions
15.4cm height x 10.4cm width
Type
mixed media
Accession Number
2021.13.1
Collection
Permanent Collection
Toronto-based artist Aaron Nathaniel Jones mines magazines like Essence and O as well as educational texts such as encyclopedias and books on space, nature, and wildlife for found images which he recombines to create surreal, amorphous forms that defy categorization. Surrounded by these publications on fashion, pop culture, and education growing up, Jones would go through them searching for bodies; by extracting pictures and using them to build entirely new images, Jones’ work points to the complex and multi-layered nature of reality as well as undefined possibilities for the future. By cutting and tearing existing images and recombining them into something entirely new, Jones’ practice is, for him, an act of self-affirmation, and a proclamation of a new reality.