Elevations Levitations and the Twist, shown at Toronto's A Space in 1974 and now in the permanent collection of The Art Gallery of Ontario will be presented as part of the reopening exhibitions at The New AGO in November 2008.
Suzy Lake as Patty Hearst, a 70s-era collaboration with US-born Canadian feminist artist who inspired Cindy Sherman, opens at Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto, on November 21, 2008.
BILL JONES is a photographer, installation artist and performer based in New York. His work is concerned with the subject of light as physical phenomena and metaphorical figure, and inhabits the liminal spaces created by the conjunction of performance, installation and object art. Jones was a seminal figure in the Vancouver School of conceptual photography, along with such artists as Rodney Graham, Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall.
Jones' work has been shown widely in the US and internationally, including a mid-career retrospective, Bill Jones: 10 Years of Multiple-Image Narratives, at the International Center of Photography; PS1 Contemporary Art Center; The Brooklyn Museum; The Jewish Museum; Rotunda Gallery; Sandra Gering Gallery; Lombard-Freid Fine Arts; Amy Lipton Gallery; White Columns (all in NY); San Francisco MOMA; The High Museum, Atlanta; The Milwaukee Art Center; Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK.
Jones' 2003 exhibition Nite Nite, at Sandra Gering Gallery with musician collaborator Ben Neill premiered a new chapter in the development of midi-controlled video. More recent collaborations include Palladio, an interactive, playable movie based on the novel by Jonathan Dee. Palladio premiered in Glasgow in Feb 2005 and in New York at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater in March. Visit PalladioMovie.com for more information. Jones and Neill are featured in the recent survey, Art of the Digital Age (Thames & Hudson, 2006) edited by Bruce Wands.
Jones has had a distinguished career as a writer and editor. Previously the managing editor of Arts Magazine, in 1998 he conceived and founded Artbyte : The Magazine of Digital Culture, which he edited for its first two years.
Jones collaborated with Merrill Garnett on the book First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research, (1998; 2001) and continues to collaborate with him on numerous publications and projects.