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06 mar 2014"Without Boundary" at School 33 Art Center

Star Trails_web.jpgAndrea Joki, "Star Trails", oil and acrylic on linen, 24"h x 30"w, 2012

Upcoming exhibition!

Without Boundary curated by Christine Pfister

School 33 Art Center

Baltimore, MD

March 21 - May 31, 2014

opening reception March 21, 6pm - 9pm

Featuring works by:

Kyle Bauer

Joan Belmar

Ben Boothby

Ruth Hiller

Andrea Joki

Alison Stigora

Jay Walker

05 mar 2014Works in Progress @ RAID Projects

Andrea Joki_Raid Projects_1.jpgResidency work - new paintings in progress, February/March 2014Andrea Joki_RAID Projects_2.jpgPainting, drawings and jump rope sessions in progress, Feb/March 2014

My residency at RAID Projects (soon to be Eastside Art International) is keeping me busy.  It's been an amazing time so far -- exploring the city, meeting artists, making new work, and putting some words down on paper.  Just trying to be open to the good stuff.

13 feb 2014Twenty Twenty

Andrea Joki_excerpt from "Al's Balloon," 2013.jpgAndrea Joki, still from "Al's Balloon," Indianola, Iowa (20/20 : 2013)Andrea Joki_still 10 from "Time Passing in the Mojave Desert," 2012.jpgAndrea Joki, still from "Time Passing in the Mojave Desert," Twentynine Palms, CA (20/20 : 2012)

In 2012 I began a twenty-year project, Field Work 20/20.  20/20 is a series of site-specific painting performances that inserts a once-per-year repeated performance in different settings and allows each year’s manifestation to attract meanings.  20/20 will result in a timeline portfolio of twenty paintings from sites across North America with additional collateral materials (photographs, video and artist books).

The annual performance is staged in an outdoor setting in a portable studio that obstructs my view of the vista.  I sit and make a painting, engaging in a process of releasing dilute acrylic from a brush at closely-spaced intervals along the top edge of a sheet of paper and letting gravity pull the beads of paint downwards.  The duration of each performance is about four hours, the time it takes to fill a large sheet of paper with narrowly-spaced vertical lines. My first performance was in 2012 in the Mojave Desert near Twentynine Palms, California.  In October 2013, I completed my second performance in a collaboration of sorts with a hot air balloonist, Al Appenzeller, in Indianola, Iowa.

I hope to complete the documentation of the 2013 performance during my artist residency at Raid Projects.

13 feb 2014Artist Residency - Raid Projects LA

I have an artist residency at Raid Projects in Los Angeles for the next three months. While I'm here, I will be producing new works and joining in on a lot of the LA art fun. A big thanks to Jason Ramos, Michelle Carla Handel and Molly Shea for welcoming me into the mix!

RAID_10feb2014.jpgMy home base for the next three months.

13 feb 2014New Year Show

Paintings_William Busta_jan2014_web.jpg"Divine Divide" and "Noise," both 72"h x 60"w, oil on linen with acrylic underpaint, 2013Andrea Joki_Divine Divide leaves studio.jpg"Divine Divide" leaving the studio.

Projects and paintings have kept me very busy the last few months.  The New Year began with a celebratory exhibition at William Busta Gallery.  Bill Busta selected twenty-five artists to represent each of the gallery's twenty-five years, and I am so happy to have been a part of it.  A toast to Bill!

06 dec 2013In The Studio

AndreaJoki_IntheStudio.jpgIn the studio.Andrea_Joki.jpgAndrea Joki, untitled, 2013, oil and acrylic on linen, 72" x 60"

19 aug 2013New American Paintings

Andrea Joki_Barely_Perceptible_Seismic_Shift.jpgAndrea Joki, Barely Perceptible Seismic Shift, 2013, oil and acrylic on linen, 35" x 43"Andrea Joki_Barely_Perceptible_Seismic_Shift_detail.jpgBarely Perceptible Seismic Shift, detailAndrea Joki_untitled_painting.jpgAndrea Joki, untitled, 2013, oil and acrylic on linen, 35" x 43"

 My paintings have recently been published in New American Paintings, Issue 107.  I am so pleased that my work was selected by juror Eric Crosby, Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center, especially since his co-curating of the recent abstract painting exhibition, Painter Painter, rocked my world. 

14 aug 2013On Paper

Andrea_Joki_ New_Drawings.jpgDrawings in the studio...

I'm working on a new series of works on paper that seem to be bubbling up from my residency experience in Santa Fe.  This is the palette I was using in my gravity studies while I was in New Mexico.  Now I find myself using the same colors in these more gestural and explosive pieces.  I'm thinking of them as night visions.

04 jul 2013Studio Summer

Andrea_Joki_Electric Avenue_painting.jpgElectric Avenue, 2013, oil and acrylic on linen, 24" x 30"

I'm in Cleveland for the summer - inspired and ready to work through a new series of paintings.  (Sundays are for the beach.)  Here's a fresh one that came together soon after returning from New Mexico.  I reworked a painting that had been in Arizona for a few months, adding layers of vibrant lines.  My paintings are open-ended and most often seem to have the potential to become new again. 

04 jul 2013Residency Work

It's been a busy few months with exhibitions and an artist residency.  My time at the Santa Fe Art Institute opened up new directions in my work and planted a seed for a site-specific project of cliff-side rope jumping sessions.  

Another important leap that I was able to make is the formalization of my project, Field Work 20/20: Just Being.  These site-specific performative paintings will occur once per year for the next twenty years (if I'm lucky!).  The first performance was staged in the Mojave Desert in February 2012 (pictured below).  The second performance will take place this September in a hot-air balloon landing field in Indianola, Iowa.  

I continue to make smaller format gravity studies in the studio.  The ones below were made during my residency at SFAI.

Mojave Project_Still11_webblog.jpgCapillaries Kiss, 2012, 22" x 30" (Field Work 20/20: Just Being #1)Gravity Santa Fe_study 1_webblog.jpggravity study 1, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"Gravity Santa Fe_study 3_webblog.jpggravity study 3, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"Gravity Santa Fe_study 2_webblog.jpggravity study 2, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"

04 jul 2013CAN Journal Benefit Auction

Cleveland's Collective Arts Network (CAN) Journal held their inaugural benefit auction last weekend to raise money for continued coverage of the arts in our region.

I was happy to support the cause with this drawing from 2010.

Clearing_web.jpgClearing, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8-1/2"

08 apr 2013Santa Fe Art Institute

I'm enjoying an artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute for the month of April, arriving after a few busy days in Scottsdale, AZ. I am looking forward to a very productive month in a stunning setting.

First hike with fellow residents Sal Strom and Emily Adams. We hiked the Kitchen Mesa trail at Abiquiu, and soaked up the vibes of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Kitchen Mesa TrailKitchen Mesa Trail

08 apr 2013Gebert Contemporary

The paintings radiate in the natural light.

Landscape with a Calm (72" x 60") and Landscape with a Storm (72" x 60")Landscape with a Calm (72" x 60") and Landscape with a Storm (72" x 60")Barely Perceptible Seismic Shift (35" x 43")Barely Perceptible Seismic Shift (35" x 43")Confused Birds (35" x 43") and Alameda (56" x 46")Confused Birds (35" x 43") and Alameda (56" x 46")Stranger than Paradise (43" x 35") and in the distance my artist book, Time Passing in the Mojave Desert, with accompanying gravity drawing, Capillaries Kiss 1 (22" x 30")Stranger than Paradise (43" x 35") and in the distance my artist book, Time Passing in the Mojave Desert, with accompanying painting, Capillaries Kiss 1 (22" x 30")

08 apr 2013New Paintings at Gebert Contemporary

Gebert Contemporary is showcasing new paintings this month on view through May 4, 2013. It was a real treat to be at the opening and meet many new faces. The show looks fantastic - paintings always come to life in natural light, and Scottsdale has plenty!

Icon Gerbert Contemporary (1.0 MB)

18 mar 2013MOVING PICTURES moves on

Moving Pictures closes at Cleveland's William Busta Gallery on March 16. Thank you to everyone who came out to see the work and to show your support!

I'll be taking a variation of this show (new paintings!) to Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale, AZ. Show opens Thursday, April 4 and runs through May 4. Be there!

Here are some shots from the gallery:

"Sound Between Heartbeats," 35" x 43""Sound Between Heartbeats," 35" x 43""Red Sun," 72" x 60""Red Sun," 72" x 60""Barely Perceptible Seismic Shift," 35" x 43""Barely Perceptible Seismic Shift," 35" x 43""Confused Birds," 35" x 43"; "After the Deluge," 56" x 46"; untitled, 35" x 43""Confused Birds," 35" x 43"; "After the Deluge," 56" x 46"; untitled, 35" x 43"drawings from Shift Series (1 and 2), 21 1/2" x 21 1/2"drawings from Shift Series (1 and 2), 21 1/2" x 21 1/2"Videos:  Desert Highway (7:48) and Sideways Gravity (7:40)Videos: Desert Highway (7:48) and Sideways Gravity (7:40)Video, Mojave Still (archival pigment on rag paper, 16" x 24")Video, Mojave Still (archival pigment on rag paper, 16" x 24")
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