Saturday June 15, 7pm
admission $6 – artist in person
approximately 50 minutes

M. Henry Jones, “Soul City” (1979) © courtesy of the artist

Microscope welcomes M Henry Jones to the gallery for a rare night of film and video works, selected and introduced by the artist. The program features many of Jones influential early works including the pre-MTV music videos “Soul City” with the Fleshtones and “Go Go Girl” by Nervus Rex. Selected TV commercials, web & 3D animations, and a work-in-progress with Daniel Johnston will also be shown. Jones promises a few surprises, among them a stroboscopic monkey sculpture and quite possibly “Soul City” on original 16mm film.

The screening is in conjunction with our current exhibition “Overt & Covert: technology and portraiture,” in which M. Henry Jones’ original 3-D “Fly’s Eye” portraits of filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and photographer Robert Frank make their debut.

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M. HENRY JONES has been a seminal figure in the downtown Manhattan art scene throughout the last three decades. He is noted for his work with photography, animation, and film including the groundbreaking 1979 animated music video “Soul City”. Jones’ toured Harry Smith’s “Heaven and Earth” multi-projector light extravaganza around the world and has constantly pushed technical and creative boundaries.  His works have screened at Anthology Film Archives, New Museum, Wexner Center of the Arts (Columbus), the Howl Festival among many others.


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