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Here and There: New Work by Joshua Huyser

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Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 4, 6-9PM
Show Runs:
November 4 - December 24

Here and There presents a selection of watercolors depicting singular objects, such as a juice glass, and a silver gift bow. Joshua Huyser’s astute contemplation of these items, centrally composed and skillfully rendered with eye to realism, bestows on them an other worldly quality. The elements of light, water, paper, and pigment come together in these works. Shadows anchor the objects in space.

The original purpose of the objects is not Huyser’s central interest. It is the retinal and perceptual experience, rather than the use, value, or provenance of the objects he portrays that is at the heart of this work. There is always something happening formally. These works are not about nostalgia but how even the most realistic forms have the potential to break down into abstraction. The medium of watercolor contributes to this—a medium that refuses to be completely controlled.

Joshua Huyser was born and raised in Montana.  He received his M.F.A. at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in Iowa City, Iowa in 2001. He has taught at the University of Northern Iowa and Montana State University. In 2002 he was a guest professor and lecturer at the Herzen Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia working with both American and Russian art students.  After moving to Minneapolis in 2005 he began working in the commercial film industry while continuing to exhibit nationally.  A 2016 McKnight Fellowship finalist, Huyser actively exhibits, recently in Milan, London, and Marseille and has work in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. His work has been featured recently in Studio Visit Magazine and Fresh Paint Magazine and in March of this year he had a solo exhibition of his work at 57W57Arts in New York. Joshua Huyser is represented locally by Groveland Gallery.
 

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