Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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Artist Spotlight: Darren Jones

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Mourning Wood, 2013
Digital image
18" x 24"

Atmospheric shots of the infamous Meatrack between the Pines and Cherry Grove abound, but here the double meaning of the title of the work — slang for a morning erection / the grieving process -  acknowledges two facets of the forest's history. Firstly, as a clandestine meeting place for gay men to meet for sex, and also as a place of reflection, memorial and remembrance to those who fell to AIDS.

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