G.B. Jones

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G.B. Jones (b. 1965 Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada) is an artist, filmmaker, musician, and publisher of zines. Jones’ drawings first received notoriety when published in the Toronto-based queer punk zine J.D.s that she ran with Bruce LaBruce. Her prolific drawing series Tom Girls is widely recognized, and reimagines Tom of Finland’s drawings by replacing all the hyper-masculine subjects with women, subverting the intent into a contribution to third-wave feminist art. In 2002, Jones began a series of collaborative collages with Paul P., many of which were published in the book A Queer Anthology of Rage. Jones’ spray-painted images of Ionian columns— one of which is permanently installed at Cooper Cole— references her post-punk band Fifth Column (1981–2002) and suggests the weaving together of her music and drawing practice.

Jones has exhibited her art nationally and internationally since the early 1990s, in spaces such as Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Participant Inc., New York; Mercer Union, Toronto; The Power Plant, Toronto; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; White Columns, New York; AKA Artist Run Space, Winnipeg; Muncher Kunstverein, Munich; and Schwules Museum, Berlin.  She was included in the 2012 exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1990s, which was curated by Helen Molesworth for the MCA Chicago and subsequently travelled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the ICA Philadelphia. She has also exhibited at national and international galleries including David Zwirner, New York; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto; Feature, New York; Galerie Clark, Montreal; and Or Gallery, Vancouver. G.B. Jones lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Tom Girls Go West

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Jack Chick vs. The Tom Girls #1, #2, and #3

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Jack Chick vs. The Tom Girls #1, #2, and #3, 1994

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Yo-Yos vs. Skateboards

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Screen Test #4

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I Am A Fascist Pig #1

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I Am A Fascist Pig #1, 1985

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Stop! Don’t Miss This

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Stop! Don't Miss This, 1990

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Cruising #2

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Cruising #2, 1988

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Girls who are fans of Sailor Moon, 1996

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Night

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Barbara Steele as Mary from "The Long Hair of Death", 2017

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Andrew Prine as “Simon Sinestrari” from “Simon, King of the Witches”

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Andrew Prine as "Simon Sinestrari" from "Simon, King of the Witches", 2017

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Sybil Leek

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Sybil Leek, 2017

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Margaret Johnson as “Flora Carr” from “Night of the Eagle”

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Margaret Johnson as "Flora Carr" from "Night of the Eagle", 2017

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Eleanor “Ray” Bone

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Eleanor "Ray" Bone, 2017

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Jack Lemmon as “Nicky Holroyd”

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Jack Lemmon as "Nicky Holroyd", 2017

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Agnes Moorehead as "Endora", 2017

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Kim Novak as "Gillian Holroyd" with Pyewacket, 2017

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Doreen Valiente

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Doreen Valiente, 2017

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Joan Bennett “Madame Blanc”

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Joan Bennett "Madame Blanc", 2016

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Dead End

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Hati and Skoll

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