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Joshua Flint : Hunter-Gatherers


Joshua Flint : Hunter-Gatherers


Joshua Flint : Hunter-Gatherers

Exhibition: October 2 - October 31, 2017 Reception for the Artist: Saturday, October 7, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Front Cover: Rewilding, detail, 2017, 60 x 48, oil on canvas Back Cover: The World Between, 2016, 48 x 48, oil on canvas Photo Credits: Mario Gallucci Pearl Printing, LLC Direct all inquiries to: Seager Gray Gallery 108 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941 All rights reserved.


Hunter-Gatherers is a new series of paintings from Joshua Flint in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The work draws on his continued exploration into memory, supernatural figure-scapes, and his fascination with photographs found in museum archives, vintage shops, film, and social media platforms. The photographs serve as a type of scaffolding in which to build the painting, layering candid portraits with complex themes such as ecological issues, neuroscience, psychological states, cinema, and how we develop identity in an atemporal reality. The exhibition title alludes to art critic and author John Berger’s thoughts on the use of old photographs. He believes the incorporation of found imagery is taking what was once private and making it public. In this way, it introduces “a rorschach for our imagination“ disconnected from the original familial or friendly bonds, allowing a wide-open interpretation. Photos contain memory and hope, “past and future, like a bottle tossed into the sea of time.” However, unlike the source material, Flint’s paintings contain the past and the future mixed with contemporary matters. In this particular series the focus is on the figures while the worlds they inhabit become backdrops like in a film or a play. Spaces are both defined and suggestive. Flint says, “Once I procure a reference I then omit, rearrange and introduce new elements much like a director would on set for a movie. If I were to create the desired outcome with models and objects I’d be too beholden to that experience and less likely to break away from the resultant imagery. I think there’s always a certain level of tension in my paintings whether that exists between how the paint is applied and the marks I make or how the figures collide and converse with the landscape.” It’s this honesty and authenticity of approach that lends the work an openness of interpretation. The act of painting is one of discovery for the artist. Often, imagery is gathered for an unknown reason; there is simply an emotional resonance. By introducing and combining new elements – including birds, mountains, specimen collections, boats, horses, tables and chairs – the images are liberated from their original context. The act of painting reveals what is suggested but not present, like butterflies on your wedding day as seen in Wedding Cake (2017). This approach resembles how we remember the past which is much like recalling a dream upon waking up; lucid moments create a distinct narrative mixed with visions you care barely grasp. The totality creates a rich sensory experience open to interpretation. August, 2017 Joshua Flint


A Year of Soft Conversation, 2016 oil on canvas 36 x 36 in


The Dressing Room, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 72 in


Backbone, 2017 oil on canvas 48 x 30 in


Electric Dream, 2017 oil on canvas 60 x 40 in


Bird Catchers, 2016 oil on canvas 60 x 72 in


Rewilding, 2017 oil on canvas 60 x 48 in


Rivalry, 2017 oil on canvas 36 x 48 in


Silent Films, 2016 oil on wood panel 30 x 30 in


The Harvest, 2017 oil on wood panel 30 x 40 in


The World Between, 2016 oil on canvas 48 x 48 in


Threshold, 2017 oil on wood panel 36 x 48 in


Wedding Cake, 2016 oil on canvas 30 x 24


This Side of Waking, 2016 oil on wood panel 24 x 24 in


Portal, 2017 oil on linen 12 x 12 in


Starfish, 2017 oil on linen 12 x 12 in


JOSHUA FLINT

Born 1977 Lives and works in Portland, OR.

EDUCATION 1998-2002 2014 2011 2005

Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA. Bo Bartlett Master Class, Columbus, GA. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Vincent Desiderio Master Class China Academy of Arts with Quan Shan Shi. Hang Zhou, China China Academy of Arts with Gou Gang, Shanghai, China. Jove Wang Workshop, Jove Wang Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2004 Fechin Artists Workshops, Carolyn Anderson, Taos, NM 2001-2002 Work Scholar, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC Seager Gray Gallery; Hunter-Gatherers, Mill Valley, CA Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Seager Gray Gallery, Group Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Seager Gray Gallery, ArtMarket, San Francisco, CA Sumter County Cultural Center Solo Exhibition, Sumter, SC Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Laluzapalooza Show, Los Angeles, CA Sloane Merrill Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Boston, MA Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Adam Cave Fine Art, Group Exhibition, Raleigh, NC Sloane Merrill Gallery, Group Exhibition, Boston, MA

2011 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007

Quidley & Co. Gallery, Urban Intersection, Boston, MA Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Winter Exhibition, Greensboro, NC Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC Peterson Cody Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM Cole Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA Adam Cave Fine Art, Works on Paper Group Show, Raleigh, NC Peterson Cody Gallery, Two Artist Show, Santa Fe, NM Robert Lange Studios, Two Artist Show, Charleston, SC Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Peterson Cody Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Howard Mandville Gallery, Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Kirkland, WA Cole Gallery, Solo Show, Seattle, WA Sage Creek Gallery, Oil Painters of America National Show, Santa Fe, NM Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Cole Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA Lawrence Gallery, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC Cole Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA Lawrence Gallery, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR Astoria Fine Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Astoria, OR Lawrence Gallery, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Invitational Exhibition, Lake Oswego, OR Clatsop Community College, The Nude in the 21st Century, Astoria, OR


2005 2004 2002

Wendt Gallery, National Young Artist Show, Laguna Beach, CA Waterhouse Gallery, Oil Painters of America Western Region Show, Santa Barbara, CA Lawrence Gallery, Two Artist Show, Portland, OR Howard Mandville Gallery, Oil Painters of America National Show, Kirkland, WA Alder Gallery, La Petite XI National Small Format Show, Coburg, OR Academy of Art University, Fine Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED PRESS, REVIEWS, & PUBLICATIONS 2016 Fresh Paint Magazine, Summer Issue Oxford American Magazine, Spring Issue Silverlake Voice, London (UK) Colossal.com, Featured Artist Booooooom.com, Artist Spotlight 2015 The Sumter Item Newspaper SupersonicArt.com, Artist Spotlight Poets and Artists, July Issue American Art Collector, June Issue Poets and Artists, May Issue Charleston City Paper 2014 Freshpaintmagazine.com 2013 American Art Collector, December Issue 2012 American Art Collector, July Issue 2011 American Art Collector, June Issue Beautifulhelloblog.com 2010 American Art Collector, September Issue American Art Collector, July Issue 2009 Southwest Art Magazine, November Issue

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2012 - Present Pacific Northwest College of Art, Associate Professor, Portland, OR 2011 Art Institute of Portland, Guest Speaker, Portland, OR North Carolina State University, Guest Speaker, Raleigh, NC Artspace, Visual Art Center, Instructor, Raleigh, NC. 2010 Artspace, Visual Art Center, Instructor, Raleigh, NC. 2009 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Associate Professor, Portland, OR 2008 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Continuing Education Instructor, Portland, OR. 2006 Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Lake Oswego, OR PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Wingate University Museum KGervas Collection, Madrid, Spain ( Colecion Solo) City of Astoria, Oregon Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Amanda Seyfried Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend Christian Hebel and Rachael Harris American Art Collector, July Issue Informedcollector.com Artistaday.com Emptyeasel.com


Joshua Flint: Hunter-Gatherers at Seager Gray Gallery  
Joshua Flint: Hunter-Gatherers at Seager Gray Gallery  

Full color catalog of Joshua Flint's exhibition of paintings at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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