Jones was born out of the 1970s performance art movement in Southern California, where he became known for his alter ego, Mudman. Caked in mud, bearing a lattice appendage of sticks attached to his back and wearing a headdress and nylon mask, this unsettling, itinerant figure appeared on city streets, beaches, subways, and in galleries. This is the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s work from the ’60s to the present and features sculpture, drawings, collages, and a photo-documentary timeline. The exhibition was co-organized by the UB Art Gallery at The State University of New York, where it debuts October 19, 2006. An accompanying 160-page illustrated catalog, Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones, will include essays by Robert Storr, Kristine Stiles, Sandra Firmin, and Julie Joyce, to be published by MIT Press in spring 2007.