Doughnuts in the Night

Michael Jones

Doughnuts in the Night, describes the activity of the nightlife. People in the streets make videos of themselves as they watch the driver’s stunt. It is the job of the passenger to record the display of chaos by sitting outside the passenger side window of the vehicle. The contact of rubber and concrete creates the sound and smell as it marks the pavement. But what is a party without Uncle Lawrence? Interaction with the law enforcement can go either way. What was once entertainment becomes the chase. What is the cost of compliance? One doughnut?”

The Take Down
Michael Jones in whitespec
Jones Instal 2
previous arrow
next arrow


Michael Jones was born in Dallas, Texas; he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994. Jones has painted murals in public spaces throughout the United States and he recently completed a five-story mural in downtown Decatur, Ga. One of his recent designs, a large mosaic, was selected for the MARTA station at the Hartsfield/Jackson Atlanta Airport.

In 2018, Jones created “Westside Murals,” a collective that connects the community and 14 emerging Atlanta-based artists who blend murals and street art installations onto the interior walls of self-service car wash bays. In addition, Jones’s “Moving Targets” series was exhibited at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, and Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery in Atlanta, GA. “Riots and Rallies, Parades and Protest,” his latest series of work, was presented in 2021 at the Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, and in Tampa, FL at Tempus Projects.

Jones received his bachelor’s degree in Painting and Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art (SCAD) in 1998.