IN ABSENTIA

Rotunda Gallery

Thursday, Sep 7th to Thursday, Oct 5th

Exhibition by Joshua Field
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 5, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 4-7 p.m.
Rotunda Gallery
RMCAD campus: 1600 Pierce Street. Lakewood, CO 80214
Free and open to the public


About the Exhibition
Central to Field’s work is a fascination with a dreamlike unreality where contiguity becomes the reigning principle. In this dream world dialectic, the innate and irresistible propensity to make connections drives discovery. Figures become either actors placed in vaguely familiar roles or witnesses to the action at hand. Others become part of a shadow world, sometimes made sinister and other times inactivated as they are engulfed in darkness or disappear into a diaphanous ether. One can’t quite work out purpose or structure but must instead abandon explication for exploration.

About the Artist
Assistant Professor of Foundations Joshua Field is an internationally exhibited artist whose paintings employ collagist strategies to portray a dreamlike unreality. He comes to Denver from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts where he most recently taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, from New York City to Berlin, and is held in numerous private and public collections. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts. He teaches on campus and online specializing in drawing , 2D Design: Elements and Principles, and Seminar: Methods of Inquiry.