Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Joy Episalla

Joy Episalla repositions the photographic and video/moving image into the territory of sculpture. Since the 1980s, Episalla has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy, NYC; Participant, Inc., NYC; International Center of Photography, NYC; and Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris. Their work has been featured in exhibitions including Greater New York, MoMA/PS1; Artists Space, NYC; ICA Philadelphia; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Centrale for Contemporary Art, Belgium. They are the recipient of a 2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Episalla is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.

Joy Episalla foldtogram (daylight 2), 2018 gelatin silver object 24 x 20 x 3/4 inches
Joy Episalla foldtogram (35′ 2.5″ x 44, August, iteration 6) 2018-2022 silver gelatin object dimensions variable
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  1. […] Joy Episalla spoke to us in mid-July. We discussed her exhibition, crack fold burn bright, on view at Tibor de Nagy in New York City until August 5. The show features work created on photographic paper. With this series, Episalla is pushing the envelope on where photography becomes sculptural. What the viewer may read as image is embedded in the paper. Episalla breaks all the rules of photography, using damage in a positive way to create her art. To hear more about the process to make this work, listen to the complete interview. […]


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