From October 6 – October 26 Jacksonville University’s Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery will present Archive Memory, an exhibition by Washington state artist Joe Hedges.

Joe Hedges - Disheveled, Alkyd on Canvas

Joe Hedges – Disheveled, Alkyd on Canvas

Archives in the twenty-first century exist in both the dusty basements of bureaucracies and in the flickering personal no-spaces of the internet. Joe Hedges’ gravity-defying configurations of file boxes float in a layered simulacra of intermedia approaches from painting, installation, internet art and video.

Representations of boxes are interrupted by abstract paint drips or digital glitches, serving as reminders of the changing nature of archive space and memory in a digitally mediated world.

The exhibition will showcase Hedges’ paintings and sculptures that feature stacks of metal storage boxes. In addition to these physical works are two digital pieces: an eight-minute video art piece entitled A Curious Inventory, and documentation of, an ever- changing work of participatory internet art. The exhibition will be on view October 6-26 with an opening reception Thursday, October 6 from 5-7 PM

A Curious Inventory short film - screen shot

A Curious Inventory short film – screen shot

Joe Hedges - A Curious Inventory installation view, The Art Academy of Cincinnati

Joe Hedges – A Curious Inventory installation view


Joe Hedges earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He now works at Washington State University in Pullman, WA as Assistant Professor of Painting/Intermedia. Hedges has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Gimpo, Korea; Cagliari, Italy; and Beijing, China.

The Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery is located in the Phillips Fine Arts Building on the campus of Jacksonville University. Named for its primary benefactor, the facility maintains a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of contemporary exhibitions, providing a professional arts resource for emerging student and established artists. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Alexander Brest Gallery
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211