WORKS/San Jose is pleased to present Remnants a window installation by Bay Area Photographer Margo Jones.
We all have pictures we cherish: ones that represent our childhood, our ancestors, our best times. These photos become valuable objects to us; they stand as proof for what we’ve accomplished and documents to pass on to future generations. When I came across a box of old photos in an antique store, I began to question photography’s role as a transmitter of the events of our lives, and how these objects, that are at one time so meaningful, can become invaluable as soon as the memory is detached. My work aims to explore the mnemonic value of familial photographs, and question the role photography plays in the formation of self. –Margo Jones, Remnants