Kim Jones Lecture

Monday, October 1
Kim Jones, Visual Artist
lecture 5:00 p.m.
Meyerson Hall B-3

Jones’ work incorporates performance, sculpture, drawing, and painting. He became known early on for his performance persona, “Mudman,” and could be seen walking the streets of Los Angeles and Venice, CA, during the 1970s, and then during the ‘80s in New York City and New York’s subway system, covered in mud, and wearing a crudely constructed lattice-work structure of sticks, tape, and twine on his back, his face covered with a nylon stocking. Throughout this time he was consistently developing drawings and paintings on paper. Mudman and other figures that resemble the performance persona inhabit his elegant and simultaneously grotesque drawings and paintings. The elegant line of the ink drawings from the 1980s belies their intensity and subject matter. Curated by Robert Storr, Jones’ retrospective will open at The Henry in Seattle (WA) on November 20, 2007. Jones also notably participated in the 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.

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