Aaron Jones: Brobdingnagian

Aaron Jones, Untitled, 2017

Aaron Jones: Brobdingnagian

Howard495, Vancouver, BC - Apr 2 – Jun 26

by Robin Laurence

Toronto-based artist Aaron Jones creates heavily layered collages of photographic images cut and torn from magazines, newspapers and young-adult books. The title of his exhibition originates with Jonathan Swift’s 1726 novel Gulliver’s Travels, evoking the kindly giants from the fictional land of Brobdingnag. Jones’ irregularly shaped collages challenge conventional spatial boundaries. They explore ideas of the self beyond cultural stereotypes and, at the same time, demand space for the Black bodies represented. Presented as part of Capture Photography Festival.

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