Julie Renée Jones

Julie Renée Jones (b. 1984) lives in and makes work about the American midwest, concentrating on the complexities of aging and memory. In doing so she explores the confusion of reality and imagination, where actual event and surreal recollection blur. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her most recent exhibitions include FlakPhoto’s Midwest Print Show, a two person show at Pictura Gallery, and Variations on Likeness at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, a curated exhibition for FotoFocus Biannual. Her series Umbra has been featured in print form in both The British Journal of Photography and Real Simple magazine. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Dayton. Julie currently resides in Dayton Ohio. Today we share her series titled Umbra.

Anemophily, 2012

Anemophily, 2012

Furrow, 2012

Furrow, 2012

Air, 2011

Air, 2011

Umbra

As we age our idea of home shifts and changes. Where once we found comfort and familiarity, is replaced by the mythic and foreign environment of a conflicting memory of what our home has become. In the series Umbra I struggle with this notion of the familiar and banal transforming into a world of fantasy and unease. I work with my family members and personal memories to deconstruct what my home was and reconstruct what it has become: a shadow world where the past and present exist in the same space as the real and imagined.

The Lonely Fen, 2011

The Lonely Fen, 2011

Mere, 2012

Mere, 2012

The Shape, 2010

The Shape, 2010

Shimmer, 2011

Shimmer, 2011

Sharon, 2012

Sharon, 2012

Spectra, 2011

Spectra, 2011

The Dark Segment, 2012

The Dark Segment, 2012

Scalar Field, 2012

Scalar Field, 2012

Chiral, 2012

Chiral, 2012

Proximity, 2011

Proximity, 2011

The Burning Bush, 2012

The Burning Bush, 2012

To view more of Julie’s work please visit her website.



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