Joy Episalla
a
ir view #3
2006
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




EPHEMERA

PRESS RELEASE
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."


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