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 venerated sites source undertold history and create "healed" memorial sites. Digital manipulation using Adobe's "healing tool" is used in addition to on-site intervention to address problematic historical markers. Images carry the scars, glitches and digital residue of efforts to remove, reinterpret and restore both landscape and narrative. The resulting photo-based works all serve as a polyvocal antidote to the 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.