Acrylic on wood never looked so good. Whether three-dimensional or more flat against a a wall, Joey's constructions leap out towards you with effervescent colors and sheer audacity. They are not to be ignored. Simulating the eyes and intellect, Joey's pieces are assembled from wood which he cuts, paints, and then combines in various juxtapositions to form different shapes. The inspiration? “The main idea is to create abstractions from conversations if you could see sound waves from analogue and digital devices passing along, through, and around people. I imagine it to be very chaotic, yet beautiful”.
Joey was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2006 and was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. He has exhibited in the Louisiana Biennial at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; Cue Gallery in Chelsea, NYC; Dirty South in Miami; Flotsam Sanctus at Capsule Gallery in Chelsea, NYC; ADA Gallery in Richmond, VA, SECCA’s Homegrownin Winston-Salem, NC; and a recent site-specific installation titled Sympathetic Distraction Reaction at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA, as part of the Outside In exhibition. His work has been published twice in New American Paintings. Joey earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is currently living in Ruston, LA, and is Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University.
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