Emily Blythe Jones lives in Los Angeles, a city far and vastly different from the Suburbs of Chicago where she grew up. Jones makes mixed-media paintings and sculptures derived from an inherited family archive of photographs, ephemera, and oral histories from her Midwestern background. Working with the archive offers a glimpse into the generations that shaped her existence. Through her work, captured smiling moments and quiet dramas are concentrated and rendered physical; Thanksgivings, vacations, weddings, and birthdays exist anew. She reconstitutes memories into something tangible, weaving the structure of her family history into new allegories speaking to a struggle to make sense of the world, of a reflection on our collective history amidst today’s compression and expansion of time and space. The photographs function as time travel, allowing for the exploration of the uncanny parallels between photography and the psychological manifestations of “flashbulb memories”--mentally archived, vivid snapshots of emotionally charged events acquired over a lifetime. She finds comfort in recreating these moments; the paintings and sculptures function as stand-ins for contemplation on intangible, invisible moments in her own past and as new paths for negotiating an ever tenuous present.