Across the urban landscape power relations camouflaged as public art are used to direct historical narrative. These monuments and markers conceal state-sanctioned abuse of power. I use such embodied myths as the site for infrastructural inversion that carves space for the historically silenced.
Community-engaged investigations of contested sites source undertold history to create counter memorials to women and communities of color. Collage, on-site interventions and digital manipulation (using Adobe Photoshop’s “healing tool” ) are used on questionable historical markers. The resulting photo-based works serve as polyvocal antidote to a master narrative.
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Kelly Kristin Jones splits her time between the North (Chicago) and the South (Atlanta). She is the recipient of a number of awards including the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellows Project Grant (2016), the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2015), the MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist Award (2013), the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2012), The Union League and Civic Arts Foundation Prize (2012) and the Municipal Art League Fellowship (2012). She is currently a Center Program Artist Resident at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL.