In front of Frida Kahlo Museum Casa Azul
CATHERINE SHELTON JONES was born in 1973 in Starkville, Mississippi and currently works and resides in Brooklyn, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Birmingham-Southern College in 1996. Subsequently she studied graphic design and has worked as a graphic designer & art director for 15 years. This work in the commercial realm has influenced and informed her art practice and she is interested in the intersection of these worlds. Jones has exhibited her work in New York City, Alabama and Mississippi.
My work explores concerns I have with the current political and social climate, around themes of abandonment, loss and de-valuation. I hope that the work I make creates a positive antidote to these concerns and whenever possible I incorporate humor, to highlight the seeming absurdity of it all. Ultimately, my goal is to create an escape mechanism for the viewer – a way to envision a brave new, post-consumer, post-religious world where male/female energies are in balance. At the heart of this work is the idea that no matter what damage has been done, from the shards and discarded pieces, all can be lovingly put back together to create a beautiful whole.