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Gallery Show – Joseph Ayers

Joseph Ayersayers
Our Loss
December 10 – January 11, 2014

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30
Peekskill Extension Center

The collection of work in the show is an elegy that mourns loss of perception.  In our hyper evolving world a dichotomy between the material and the virtual is shifting the way we perceive and experience life.  Our Loss reconstitutes fragments of simulated realities into physical remains .  Haunting landscapes and grave figures offer poetic remarks on the loss of self, physical senses, perceptions, and natural resources.

My visual art takes many different forms: from video installation to painting, sculpture to sound, drawing to performance.

Landscape, nature and human cognition are recurring themes in my work.  I explore the ways in which culturally formed expectations affect perceptions. Through various combinations of media, My work questions the disparities and similarities between my subjects.  Juxtaposing natural and fabricated elements causes a shift in perception, subtly unseating the psychological center of the viewer.

Works:

Remembering the Dead. Acrylic on Canvas, 68 x 58 inches

Deposition. Acrylic, 72 individual panels at 5 x 5 x 2 inches each (overall 36 x 72 inches)

More or Less a Dissolution of Self. Video loop

Untitled Landscape. Acrylic and inks on panel, 54 x 96 inches

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