Joe Brittain

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Artwork
Abbreviated Growth (Yellow)
Container built for Double Absence
Totem Landscape (1/4 view)
Brutal Sluice
Modern Arch for Ancient Lovers
Joe
Brittain
Artist's Statement

My sculptures and drawings play with the extraction of definition from pre-existing cultural forms of authority while simultaneously searching for shape and content in their vagueness. The work combines vernacular mass culture with personal narratives in hopes of finding objects and spaces that are equal parts ambiguous and eloquent. I strive to craft meaning through these metaphoric and materialistic acts of aggregation, creating monuments to psychic transformation and moments congealed at their greatest intensity.

Bio/Resume

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2009    Psychic Neighbor, Ramekin Crucible, New York, NY   
2002    In the time it takes to get from here to there, Big Orbit
             Gallery’s Soundlab, Buffalo NY

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2009    Resident, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
2002    Resident, SVA Summer Residency Program, New York, NY
              Rumsey Award Winner, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY

EDUCATION
2003    BA, Art History/Studio Art, SUNY University at Buffalo, NY