Intermedia Exhibition Features Paintings of Boxes
JACKSONVILLE, FL – From October 6 – October 26 Jacksonville University’s Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery presents Archive Memory, an exhibition by Washington state artist Joe Hedges. The exhibition will be on view October 6-26 with an opening reception Thursday, October 6 from 5-7 PM
The exhibition will showcase Hedges’ paintings, sculptures, a video and a website that feature stacks of metal storage and file boxes scattered in floating configurations that defy physics. Lending further strangeness to the paintings are interruptions of abstract paint drips resembling digital glitches, areas of translucency and thick and thin passages of color. According to Hedges, “the works explore changing notions of archive space and memory in a digitally mediated world.”
Over the last few years, part of Hedges process involves feeding images of paintings into a website of his creation, mintabox.com. On the site, visitors are then asked to make contributions, resulting in an ever-evolving online composition, effectively becoming a crowd-sourced digital painting. Hedges then uses the website to inform new paintings in a physical-digital loop.
In addition to the paintings, installations and website is an eight-minute art film entitled A Curious Inventory (https://vimeo.com/142172663), created with Hedges’ partner and occasional creative collaborator Jiemei Lin.
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 the CICA (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) Museum in Korea, and a two-person exhibition in 798 arts district in 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.
Joe Hedges: Archive Memory
October 6-26, 2016
Opening reception October 6 from 5-7pm
Free and open to the public
Alexander Brest Gallery
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211