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Art Seen

IN THE FIELD WITH LORI ZIMMER

JOSEPH HART

SIX OF ONE: Six Quick Questions with One of My Favorite Artists

May 2011


The pieces of Brooklyn-based artist Joseph Hart appear to be collage, but are in fact made with pencil, pen and paint. Their simplicity nods to art historical landscapes and design, but make me imagine Motherwell and Miró in a shoving match (with Miró being the victor). His work frequently incorporates the oft overlooked element of displaying art itself–with pedestals, frames, and mantels being seen throughout his pieces.

Hart has two New York area shows coming up–Fugitive Vision on June 9th at Chelsea’s David Krut Projects, and the following day in the brand spanking new Halsey McKay Gallery in the summertime destination, East Hampton.

1. What are you currently obsessed with?

Hang Up (1966) by Eva Hesse, pace, edges, curves.

2. Describe your work in three words:

Shitter, Shatter, Scatter.

3. What are your favorite recent exhibitions?

David Hammons at L&M, Taj Gibson in game one against Miami.

4. What is your favorite place and why?

A small glacier fed lake in New Hampshire during summertime, at dusk, because it is the antithesis of evil.

5. What is your go to karaoke song?

“I’m Goin’ Down” by Mary J. Blige.

6. What books have most influenced you?

Possum Living, Air Guitar, and The Painted Bird.

Joseph Hart is an artist, born in New Hampshire, and currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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Joseph Hart by Lori Zimmer

Written by Lori Zimmer

Edited by Tyler Malone

Artwork courtesy Joseph Hart

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