“For centuries art has been one of the things that has articulated a civilized society. While creating these pieces I began to wonder whether my time might be better spent registering voters, or sending out counter bots? To me these pieces represent ‘after-burn’, the image left behind after staring at something for a period of time. I think of these pieces as place holders.” -Joe Wheaton, 2017
METAL SCULPTURE INSTALLATION
20 NEW WORKS
December 16 – January 14
Reception for the Artist
Saturday, December 16, 5-7 pm
Joe Wheaton has worked for the past 28 years as a metal sculptor. His work refers back to early modernism though he is equally interested in antiquity and art of the moment. Beginning as a potter interested in early Asian ceramics, he also studied printmaking and has made photographs for the past 40 years. More recently he has been working with projection layering software which enables him to use his over 70,000 pictures and videos in complex projected installations, which can fill huge spaces, indoor and out. They are often combined with sound to create environments. He is currently making both sculpture and creating projection experiences as well as making two dimensional images taken from the projections.
Joe Wheaton’s work is shown through select galleries. His large scale works can be seen at Lauren Clark Fine Art and by appointment, in season, at his studio/sculpture garden in the Berkshires.