NYC Exhibition- Gwyn Joy

For those of you not familiar with his work, artist Gywn Joy will be exhibiting as part of a group show in NYC, with an opening reception tomorrow night.

I am thrilled as I have been a fan of his collage and paintings for a long time. His work is full of storytelling that captures the imagination. It carries a touch of spiritualism and classicism, full of romance and mystery while brilliantly executed in style, technique and color. Love his colors, I wish my dreams were this evocative.

Painting by Gwyn Joy
Image © Gwyn Joy

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th, 2014 he will be exhibiting as part of a group show in New York called "Leaps into the Void" at Garis & Hahn Gallery. I will most definitely attend and hope to see some of you there as well. Also in the exhibition are the very talented Sky Kim, Joe Nanashe, Michael Maxwell and Phoebe Rathmell.

Garis & Hahn
Opening Reception: June 18th, 6-8 PM
263 Bowery Street, New York, NY 10002
Exhibition Dates: June 18th-August 16th, 2014

Painting by Gwyn Joy
Image © Gwyn Joy
About the Artist:
Gwyn Joy is a 35 year old Brooklyn based artist who explores the roles nature, solitude, and asceticism play in humanity’s search for spirituality, religion and truth.

Using oil paint and collage Joy creates images that investigate what lies just beyond the boundaries of our day to day realm and how we escape it in a metaphysical sense through extreme isolation, dream states, and interactions with our environment and the appropriation of natural objects of power.
He is highly interested in the anthropomorphic representation of animals in the form of masks in which the wearer is transported to a more naturalistic state of being and assumes the power and prestige of the animal. While donning the mask we are stripped of our previous identity and brought closer to the realm of our environment.  It is only in a state of solitude and in a state of complete immersion with our surroundings that our awareness is heightened.

Raised in Oregon, his interest in masks arose while working with the Tlingit Indian tribe in Alaska before attending Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York.

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