Kelly Jones, a 2006 Art Major Alum has a solo exhibition in the Student Union Gallery of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kelly is in her 2nd and final year of graduate studies in photography at the School of the Art Institute nearby in Chicago. Here’s a quick statement about the exhibition, which is up through February 11th.
Kelly K. Jones’ photographs of the North Lawndale neighborhood where she was born and raised aim to challenge our expectations and stereotypes. As both an insider and outsider, the artist explores her personal and complex relationship to place and identity as a white woman growing up and living in a predominantly African-American community. Portraits staged in nature and interior studies offer up figures in which history and intimacy collide. Navigating between the record and the metaphor, Jones’ images of her personal landscape consider issues of culture, race, belonging, and self-image.
Opens at 11:00 am.