Joy Curtis

December 15 - February 2, 2014

Opening Reception : December 15, 2013 6-8 pm

(extended)


Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, Gravity Well, 2013acrylic, acrylic mirror, hydrocal, fiberglass, silicone80.5 x 18 x 18 inches, 204.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, King Flunky Chassis, 2013hydrocal, fiberglass, acrylic, acrylic mirror, silicone80.5 x 18 x 18 inches, 204.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, Pyrite Louis XV Chassis, 2012hydrocal, fiberglass, acrylic, acrylic mirror48 x 16 x 16 inches, 121.9 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Joy Curtis, Conductor, 2013canvas, proclon dye, wax120 x 59 inches, 304.8 x 149.9 cm
Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, Gear and Eye, 2011-2013hydrocal, paper, fiberglass, metal, acrylic52 x 19 x 16 inches, 132.1 x 48.3 x 40.6 cm

Press Release

There is an idea in science called a “gravity well” that surmises when a body is close to a massive object, time slows down just a little.

If a person is in Death Valley, time passes slightly more slowly than if the person is standing on a mountain top, the massive object being earth.

Or, if a body is near a large structure like a Mayan pyramid, same thing, time slows very slightly.

I want my work to do something to viewer’s bodies: slow time, absorb something out of their body, and reflect themselves and the world back into their eyes.

Empty display mechanisms in my work offer something other than a product; but desire is not frustrated, as the memory can retain the experience while nothing is consumed.

Joy Curtis was born in Indiana in 1976, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has recently exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park and the Aldrich Museum of Art. This will be her third solo show at the gallery.