Steve sent me a link to watch the film on-line (because I'm a lucky fucker and you're not) and I'll be doing an interview with him for Art Whore just before his film opens, so stay tuned.
I am officially declaring October John Paul Jones month, since two exhibitions (one at SCAPE and another a few weeks later at Laguna Art Museum), and Mike McGee's 1999 book on the artist, John Paul Jones: The Pursuit of Beauty's Perfect Proof, will be getting a lot of attention this month. The late Jones--former Laguna Beach resident and founder of the printmaking programs at both UCLA and UC Irvine--has a solo exhibition at SCAPE | Southern California Art Projects + Exhibitions, opening Oct. 23. Celebrating over fifty years of his work, the gallery will have over 25 prints, sculptures and paintings on display. SCAPE is located at 2859 East Coast Highway in Corona Del Mar. For more info, call 949-723-3406 or vist their website at www.scapesite.com. Laguna Art Museum presents their retrospective from the Museum's extensive collection, titled simply "John Paul Jones," on October 30th, curated by Cal State Fullerton Professor McGee. Accompanying the Jones exhibit is "Megan Hart Jones: A Tribute," featuring work by the artist's daughter who died tragically at the age of 21.