SOUTHFIELD is pleased to announce Homage to the Square, a exhibition of new collages by William E. Jones. The show will open May 11 and run though June 8, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 6 - 9pm with a reading at 7:30 by the artist from his new book, I’m Open to Anything.
William E. Jones is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. He has made the experimental films Massillon(1991) and Finished (1997), videos including The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography(1998), the documentary Is It Really So Strange? (2004), and many other works, including the essay film Fall into Ruin (2017), about the Greek art dealer Alexander Iolas (1907-1987) and his abandoned house in Athens.
Jones’s films have been the subject of retrospectives at Tate Modern, London (2005); Anthology Film Archives, New York (2010); Austrian Film Museum, Vienna (2011); and Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2011). He participated in the 1993 and 2008 Whitney Biennials, the 2009 Venice Biennale, and the 2011 Istanbul Biennial. He has been exhibited at Musée du Louvre, Palais de Tokyo, and Cinémathèque française, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; St. Louis Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
William E. Jones has published the following books: Is It Really So Strange? (2006), Tearoom (2008),Heliogabalus (2009), Selections from The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (2009), Killed: Rejected Images of the Farm Security Administration (2010), Halsted Plays Himself (2011), Between Artists: Thom Andersen and William E. Jones (2013), and Imitation of Christ, a catalogue for the exhibition he curated at UCLA Hammer Museum in 2013. Recent books include Flesh and the Cosmos (2014) and True Homosexual Experiences: Boyd McDonald and Straight to Hell (2016). His first novel, I’m Open to Anything was published by We Heard You Like Books (2019). Jones's writing has also appeared in periodicals such as Animal Shelter, Area Sneaks, Artforum, Bidoun, Butt, Frieze, Little Joe, Mousse, and The White Review.
Jones has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Grant, two California Community Foundation Fellowships, a Creative Capital / Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer’s Grant and most recently is a Writing Fellow at RedBull Arts, Detroit.
The gallery is open Friday and Saturday 12 - 5 and by appointment. We are located at 20140 Midway Avenue, Southfield, MI 48075. For appointments and inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org