Artsy.net article on solo exhibition at McClain Gallery
10/19/2015


In “Souvenirs from Nowhere,” An Alchemy of Oil and Water
Artsy Editorial
By Molly Osberg
Oct 19th, 2015 2:49 pm
image © Nash Baker

"Bo Joseph considers his abstract works to be closer to found objects than mixed-media paintings. They begin as a series of spliced-together photos, culled from the artist’s expansive archive, that Joseph deconstructs, builds up, and deconstructs again in an unusual, labor-intensive process."

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Solo Exhibition at McClain Gallery, Houston
9/5/2015


Bo Joseph
Pangaea: Terra Nullius, 2014
oil pastel, acrylic and tempera on joined paper
55 5/8 x 80 1/4 inches

Bo Joseph: Souvenirs from Nowhere
September 12-October 22, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 12, 12-2 pm
Artist Talk: 2 pm

McClain Gallery is pleased to present our premier exhibition for Fall 2015, Bo Joseph: Souvenirs from Nowhere. This is the New York-based artist's second solo exhibition at McClain Gallery and will highlight his new works on paper. The work ranges from medium to large-scale drawings, including a new series of oil pastel, acrylic and tempera works with punctured, stencil-like cut-outs. Joseph draws upon a myriad of cultural references and shared histories, reimagining and decontextualizing the familiar into abstract forms.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a forthcoming catalog with an essay by artist and critic Matthew Weinstein.

McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098
T. 713.520.9988
F. 713.520.9955
E. info@mcclaingallery.com
W. www.mcclaingallery.com

Group Exhibition at McClain Gallery, Houston
9/4/2015


Bo Joseph
Derivative 1, 2015
antique Chinese rug with acrylic and nails
48 x 83 x 1 1/2 inches

Warp & Riff: Unraveling Rugs as Raw Material

September 12 - October 24, 2015

McClain Gallery is pleased to showcase in their west annex gallery, a group exhibition exhibition focused on selected international contemporary artists who appropriate rugs and vintage Oriental carpets as subject and/or material. The show runs concurrently with New York-based artist Bo Joseph's solo exhibition in the main gallery; Joseph co-curated the show with McClain Gallery Director Erin Siudzinski.
Artists include: Andisheh Avini, Alfred DeCedico, Bo Joseph, Michael Oatman, Ruairiadh O'Connell, Antonio Santin and Nevet Yitzhak.

McClain Gallery
2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098
T. 713.520.9988
F. 713.520.9955
E. info@mcclaingallery.com
W. www.mcclaingallery.com

Article on Artsy.net: Accentuate the Negative: Bo Joseph’s Painted Silhouettes Reveal Hidden Connections within Blank Spaces
5/1/2015


"Bo Joseph’s complex, patterned paintings are the result of a process of deconstructing and reconfiguring forms and materials, often leaving the results up to chance. He plucks images from auction catalogues and books, traces them, lathers them with paint, then peels off said layers of paint, and outlines the fragments that remain. Several of these works, currently on view at Sears-Peyton Gallery, explore…"

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