Alexandra SpauldingBetween Here and There / 2013
Multimedia installation: Plexi‐glass, MDF, LED, speakers, subwoofer, amplifier. Duration 13:02 (continuous loop) Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, rear magazine room. Buffalo, NY (contextual shot)
Drawn to shorelines, beaches, lakes, oceans and streams, Joe captures the affect of water in our lives. A detailed understanding of light’s ability to create colour, shadow and tone is utilized to set mood in each painting. Whether the focus is cold, warm, tranquil or angry, waters’ magnificence strikes the viewer and an emotional response is evoked. This is due, in part, to the large scale of the work. From a distance, the viewer is drawn towards what appears to be a photograph. Upon closer inspection, brushstrokes are revealed and the observer is made aware of the meticulous layers of brushwork, resulting in the illusion that the viewer is still for an instant, at the waters’ edge.