SOLO SHOW : Joshua Hagler (US)


"True To their Promise, the Chums Meet Again" 2016 160 x 190 cm, mixed media on canvas

"True To their Promise, the Chums Meet Again" 2016
160 x 190 cm, mixed media on canvas

“Missouri Parallels” is my second solo exhibition with Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen. The exhibition will present nine recent paintings resulting from a year-long period of studio experimentation in 2016/17. Layers of paint are stripped away even as they’re built up. The act of digging, picking, and erasing is important formally as well as conceptually. I view the canvases as operating tables and excavation sites, perhaps of certain regions of an American pathological landscape. Much of the process is outside of my control, which offers an opportunity to be confronted with a presence that can’t be easily summed up or explained.