Aaron Jones

Combining newspaper headlines, advertisements, photojournalism, and editorial photography, Aaron Jones’s collages mediate on constructions of the self in an era in which we are flooded with images. Much like Christian saints or Greek gods and goddesses, Jones’s figures are defined as much by their attributes—the objects they hold or wear—as they are by their physical appearance. Intimate in scale, these constructed images often celebrate the figure of the matriarch, in both their subject matter and their profoundly domestic source material: copies of Essence and Oprah magazine, children’s educational books and National Geographic that make up the props of a single parent living room.