Armory and Scope: Joshua Field Checks In
We heard earlier from Lee Grainer at the Armory and Scope. Now it's Joshua Field's turn to share what caught his eye while at the fairs. Joshua is our second guest photo blogger helping us cover the fairs in New York City. We are excited to have another painter share their perspective and favorite pieces while observing the large gathering of contemporary galleries and artists in Big Apple. When I asked Joshua to share his thoughts thus far, he offered the following:
- less white neon (thank god)
- fewer skulls (apart from a few giant gold ones)
- more large caliber guns
- lots of small framed works on paper
- lots of clusters of small works (all roughly 8.5"x11")
- much less chinaphilia
- independent got slick all of a sudden
- zwirner: huge empty booth again (really? they rep such great stuff though)
- surprising number of galleries from... istanbul
- the cobbled together floor at scope = really distracting
Check out some photos Joshua sent-in after the jump!
In 1973 Joshua Field was born in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. He spent his formative years in St. Petersburg, Florida where he attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts, a competitive four-year high school for the arts. Field later attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where he earned his BFA. At MICA, he focused on assemblage/collage and poetry, and was mentored by Joe Cardarelli, a renowned beat poet and friend of Alan Ginsberg, Andrei Codrescu, Anselm Hollo and Robert Creeley. In the 90's Field moved back to the Berkshires where he currently maintains a studio in North Adams, Massachusetts, home to the largest contemporary art museum on the east coast, MassMoCA. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, from Chelsea in New York City to Berlin, Germany.
Field is an emerging artist known for poetically driven narrative paintings that are iconic, psychological and subversive. Arrays of archetypical imagery culled from both the collective consciousness and the realm of the intensely personal portray both sociological issues and mythic individual dramas.