14sunsep

Periphery – Joshua Nissen King

Joshua Nissen King’s new works explore the conversation between the viewer and the neglected object. Forgotten or unseen fragments of memories and peripheral clutter fill the saturated space of King’s current series.
The mark, the gesture, the color, and the simplicity of suggestion of form are the primary components and the only tools used to access the viewer. The deconstruction of both form and subject reveals the fragile fabrication of the facade, as well as equating the surreal deterioration to our capacity to retain memory and the inevitable fleeting of the details. The most gestural marks in context with each other can suggest something so real to our memory. The device that is used has to be vague, items we all have encountered or know, but reside in the periphery of memory and every moment.
These works successfully portray the choppy fill as we travel through everyday absorbing the minimum required visual information to create and store a memory.

www.joshuanissenking.com

Curated by: Carmen Belmonte

Opening Saturday August 9th
6:00 to 9:00pm
Free
21+
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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