Remnants / Color Darkroom Innovators

When it rains, it pours. Which is a good thing at the moment, as I have two exhibitions opening over the next week. Details below.  

Beyond excited to be showing at Gallery 1of 1 with Robert Calafiore. I will be showing my collages of triangles.  

Beyond excited to be showing at Gallery 1of 1 with Robert Calafiore. I will be showing my collages of triangles.  

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Some of the pieces in Remnants

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9"x35" each

 

 

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11"x14" 

 

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20"x24" 

 

 

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11"x14" installed at the Cleveland Institute of Art faculty show.  

 

 

Update shortly once I have install images of the shows, along with more news of an exciting opportunity. 

End of Summer

Only two more weeks left of summer before teaching begins again. I was able to get in a good amount of studio time before I ran out of both paper and chemistry. Running out of supplies was a good thing, as I can take some time away from making to look at the works, figuring out where to go next while also putting together two upcoming shows. The pieces for those are being mounted now. Below are some of the newer pieces, some are in the shows, some not. Update again once the shows are finalized. 

 

 

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20"x24" (every color developer test strip) 

 

 

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8"x10" 

 

 

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11"x14" 

 

 

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16"x20" 

 

 

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Home studio.  

Disclosure & Constructions

Halfway through summer and the last week has been busy with installing shows. Right now I have a solo show titled Disclosure in Dayton Ohio at INDEX, the University of Daytons project space.  

Last week I also dropped off works for Constructions, a group show featuring Barry Underwood, Sarah Kabot, Jerry Birchfield, and myself, at Gallery W, located in the American Greeting Headquarters. 

 

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Disclosure  

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Disclosure

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Disclosure - 8"x10" & 20"x24" 

 

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Constructions  

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Constructions

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30"x40" 

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Detail of installation - 48"x60"

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20"x24" each.  

 

Another update shortly as I work on other shows that are coming in the fall.  

June Update

Things have been progressing slowly in the studio. I just finished getting pieces ready for two upcoming shows. While working on those shows, I have also started working on two more shows that will open in the fall.  

 

 

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11"x14" 

 

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8"x10"

 

 

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20"x24" 

 

More images after the shows have been installed!  

Start of summer

Summer break started a couple weeks back and let's just say the studio has not gone as planned. Many failures and ran out of big paper, but plan to work on some smaller works. It feels like a transition period right now and I'm excited to see where the work goes over the next couple months. 

 

In other news I have two solo shows happening in July and September, along with a group show in July. I also was featured on boom again:  

http://www.booooooom.com/2017/05/10/artist-spotlight-joseph-minek-2/ 

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8"x10" 

 

 

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Idea of layering pieces on top of each other with areas cut out.  

 

 

4'x5' rendition of a piece I am creating for upcoming group show.      

4'x5' rendition of a piece I am creating for upcoming group show.  

 

 

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16"x20" collage  

 

 

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Detail.  

 

More soon.  

Late April Update

Only a few more weeks of the semester then back into the studio full force. I am part of an exhibition opening in early July that I need to get pieces ready for, and have some new ideas for that and an upcoming solo show in September. I was able to get into the studio the past couple weekends, mostly working on a commission in New York. 

28"x14" 

28"x14" 

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28"x25" 

28"x14" 

28"x14" 

Besides the commission, I have been making some other pieces and seeing new directions that the work can take.   

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8"x10" 

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8"x10" 

11"x14" 

11"x14" 

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Collage of masks used in pieces.  

 

I am going to start taking these and creating large works soon. Stay tuned.  

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