Q&A: Artist Benjamin Jones on the world’s madness and the art of breathing again
December 16, 2019
By Shelley Danzy
When Flannery O’Connor wrote, “Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days,” she could have been talking about Georgia-born artist Benjamin Jones.
Jones, 65, now lives on Tybee Island but is back in his hometown (shout-out to Cascade Heights) for two exhibitions — a 40-year retrospective titled Speaking at MOCA GA (through February 15) and a solo show of new work titled Salt Island at Whitespace (through January 25). Speaking features large- and small-scale drawings, collages, embellished journals and sculptures. Salt Island offers drawings that cover a range of emotions. Read More.
Benjamin Jones: Sins and Virtues at Barbara Archer Gallery
November 17, 2008
By Susannah Darrow
Benjamin Jones is a surprisingly normal guy. Before meeting him at the opening for “Sins and Virtues” at Barbara Archer Gallery, my mental image of Benjamin Jones since first seeing his work in 2005 was a brooding, reclusive persona. In my rush to find this enigma before he was swarmed by his other fans, I passed right by the real Jones at the gallery door with only a quick “Hello.” Read More.