Georgia Artist Benjamin Jones Embraces The Weirdness Of Life With Art

Benjamin Jones’ piece “Isolating the Disease” is seen here. His work is on display at MOCA GA and the Whitespace Gallery.

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Georgia artist Benjamin Jones lives on Tybee Island, near Savannah, and is best known for his quirky drawings that combine his love of animals and nature with the harsh realities of life.

Jones’ art is currently on display at two different locations in Atlanta, one a 40-year retrospective titled “Speaking” at MOCA GA and the other an exhibition of new work titled “Salt Island” on view at the Whitespace Gallery.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with him along with fellow artist and guest curator, Barbara Archer. Jones began by explaining when he first realized he wanted to be an artist.

His work can be seen at Whitespace through Jan. 25 and at MOCA GA through Feb. 15. He’ll attend a catalog-signing at MOCA GA on Feb. 15.