December 5th – January 16th
Closed : December 20th – January 5th
Opening Reception : Friday, December 4th, 2009

Hosted by The Or Gallery
555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver BC

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Michael Jones’ new installation consists of a short, narrative 16mm film projection in which the artist is cast as a police officer. Set in the Vancouver Multicultural Society’s administrative offices, Jones’ character is seen responding to a disturbance call. As he inspects the premises, the objects, artworks and publicity material associated with officially sanctioned notions of Canadian multiculturalism become the focus of his investigation. Presented alongside a series of posters and sculptures drawn from and responding to the Multicultural Society’s archives, Jones’ new work explores the complex relationship between image, otherness, authority and security.

Michael James Jones was born in Canada in 1980. From 1999-2003 he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, obtaining a B.F.A in Media Arts and Digital Technologies. He later received an M.F.A in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, in London, U.K. He currently works in Vancouver.