Joy Episalla
ir view #3
Chromogenic print mounted to plexi
36 x 36 x .25 inches
(installed horizontally 12 inches above floor-level)
Courtesy of the artist

images from Debs & Co. (2004);

images from Studio 1.1, London (2004)

Ephemera + multiples:
Frosty for All Seasons
Clouds, Rain & Snow
Subterranean Homesick Blues
No Bush

Stephen Andrews

Robert Bordo

Emily Brown

Diane Burko

Dawn DeDeaux

Christos Dikeakos

John Dougill

Joy Episalla

Joy Garnett

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Erik Hanson

Geoffrey Hendricks

JJ L'Heureux

Bill Jones

Zoe Leonard

Frank Moore

Eileen Neff

Andrea Polli

Hunter Reynolds

Austin Thomas

Bing Wright

Carrie Yamaoka


Joy Episalla is a New York artist who works in the interstices between photography, video and sculpture. Her work focuses on the wealth of information that mundane architecture or an object can provide, like a forensic examiner or palm reader, studying the cracks and stains inscribed on the surface --  the secret histories of places and things. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Debs & Co., NY; Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston; The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; The Phoenix Art Museum; ARCO, Madrid; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussles, Belgium; and Studio 1.1, London. She is a 2003 recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.

             Often her viewpoint is so close to the subject that the large-scale color
             photos slip gently over the border into abstraction, an especially pronounced
             effect in those works that Episalla physically "dissects."

review, Joy Episalla at Debs & Co., by Bill Arning, Art in America, March 2000