Mary Jones is a painter living and working in Manhattan. She travels back and forth between New York, where she teaches at the School of the Visual Arts, and Rhode Island, where she teaches in RISD’s Painting department. She is currently showing work in Brooklyn’s Project722 gallery. Her paintings find fragments of human form at the edge of recognition within an abstract process. Eschewing overt figuration, she makes reference to ancient, imaginary sculpture through a layered and intuitive approach. This fragmentation organizes the paintings as a gestalt, intended to evoke a connection with the earliest signifiers of our human imagination.