Spring break

It's spring break and I have been able to get back into the studio to make some pieces. Working was cut short due to running out of paper and it taking much longer than expected for the new roll to get here. This weekend I'll be making more sketches for new pieces while I wait for the paper then full force work mode again.  

 

 

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30"x40". Details below.  

 

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11"x14" each.  

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8"x10" each.  

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Masks for the pieces. Going to use today to try and collage these together. 

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11"x14".  

 

More to come very soon.  

1000th piece

School has been back in session for about a month now and I have been getting into the studio on the weekends to make, while using my time during the week to make sure the archiving of all the pieces is complete (still not done with it.)  

I have been making this work for almost 2 years now and have made over 1,000 pieces at this point. That by no means each piece is a keeper. But each one has given me insight into my practice and how these materials function.  

 

 

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11"x14" 

 

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11"x14" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

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Archiving / organizing. 

 

Now it is time to take a break from making for the next month while I go back through these pieces, live with them, and see how they are functioning in relation to my thoughts. Lots of reading and researching more about this paper and the chemicals I use, along with more color theory and expanding on my thoughts.  

 

Thanks for reading.  

Joe

Winter break

School starts back up this week. Breaks are always more stressful and hectic than teaching it seems. Below are new works from the past two weeks in the studio. I will be taking a break from the studio to get back into the swing of teaching / studio practice that isn't making the work.  

 

 

 

30"x40" 

30"x40" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" each

11"x14" each

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

8"x10" each

8"x10" each

9"x30". Thinking about skateboards and how to create works specific for a skateboard.  

9"x30". Thinking about skateboards and how to create works specific for a skateboard.  

About 11"x14". This was made using pieces of paper that were masking other pieces during their creation. The idea of collage has been in my mind as of late and with this piece I will be playing with this way of making more.  

About 11"x14". This was made using pieces of paper that were masking other pieces during their creation. The idea of collage has been in my mind as of late and with this piece I will be playing with this way of making more.  

Update

Last week I was able to get into the studio for the first extended period in quite a while. Below are some of the new pieces. Next week I will be back in the studio making for 2 weeks. I have plans for new works I will be sharing shortly.  

8"x10" 

8"x10" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

Detail of image below

Detail of image below

30"x40" 

30"x40" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

24"x30" 

24"x30" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

Winter Break

Quick update: Semester is over this week so I will be back in the studio making new things.  

All Together Now at 2731 Prosepct. Up through March 4th

All Together Now at 2731 Prosepct. Up through March 4th

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This piece along with the one below are heading to a new home in New York.   30"x40" 

This piece along with the one below are heading to a new home in New York.  

30"x40" 

24"x30" 

24"x30" 

Update

Earlier this week I was able to have a studio visit with Amanda Hunt, Associate Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem though Moca Cleveland's visiting curator program. 

Earlier this week I was able to have a studio visit with Amanda Hunt, Associate Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem though Moca Cleveland's visiting curator program. 

Layout for All Together Now, an Exhubtion at 2731 Prospect here in Cleveland. Tons of great artists in this show.  

Layout for All Together Now, an Exhubtion at 2731 Prospect here in Cleveland. Tons of great artists in this show.  

Studio Update

Lake week went on a trip to Chicago and was able to see many great pieces including the amazing Maholy Nagy show at the Chiago Art Institute. Besides that just been making work in the studio and planning out pieces for an upcoming show.  

Maholy-Nagy

Maholy-Nagy

Felix Gonzalez Torres

Felix Gonzalez Torres

Wolfgang Tillmans  

Wolfgang Tillmans  

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff

5"x7" 

5"x7" 

16"x20" 

16"x20" 

8"x10" 

8"x10" 

Archive

Been working in the studio in the archive of the works.  

 

Selection of the archiving  

Selection of the archiving  

Writing all the information on the backs of the pieces.  

Writing all the information on the backs of the pieces.  

Fubiz.net feature

http://www.fubiz.net/2016/10/22/experimental-photos-similar-to-abstract-paintings/

 

 

11"x14" piece from a couple days ago.  

11"x14" piece from a couple days ago.  

Booooooom!

My work was featured today on Booooooom! today. 

 

http://www.booooooom.com/2016/10/20/artist-spotlight-joseph-minek/

 

11"x14" from last week. 

11"x14" from last week. 

Installation Shots / Update

2731 Prospect  

2731 Prospect  

Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhubtion

Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhubtion

Cleveland Hilton - one of five walls

Cleveland Hilton - one of five walls

Earthly Delights at the Riffe Gallery - Columbus Ohio

Earthly Delights at the Riffe Gallery - Columbus Ohio

Piece of Cake collective looking through new works.  

Piece of Cake collective looking through new works.  

Editing  

Editing  

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MetroHealth work installed.  

MetroHealth work installed.  

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Studio visits

Studio visits