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Joyce Brienza Exhibits at North Campus Research Complex

28 Un29 Holy War2 C 2018

Work by Stamps Lec­turer Joyce Brienza is fea­tured in Float­ing Points, a solo exhi­bi­tion on view at the North Cam­pus Research Com­plex through April 162018.

Joyce Brienza is a Detroit artist who has shown work nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally. The paint­ings and draw­ings in this exhi­bi­tion express her decades long inter­est in the places between” the con­scious and uncon­scious, rep­re­sen­ta­tion and abstrac­tion, male and female, high art and low. The pic­tures are com­bi­na­tions of dis­parate ele­ments evok­ing the sur­prise that accom­pa­nies a dream state and that cre­ate a poet­i­cal wave that will float the viewer if only they sub­mit. Works con­sist of mul­ti­ple — frag­mented parts that are con­nected but ulti­mately sep­a­rate. As with the Japan­ese aes­thetic of Wabi-sabi, the very imper­fectly hand drawn pat­terns and con­struc­tions of roughly glued scraps of paper shows the beauty that comes with wear and obvi­ous repair.

Brienza is a grad­u­ate of Mason Grosse School of the Arts at Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity. She has taught art in New Jer­sey, Cal­i­for­nia, and Michi­gan, where she is cur­rently fac­ulty at the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design.

Joyce Brienza: Float­ing Points
Loca­tion: NCRC, Build­ing 18 Lobby, Rotunda Gallery
Exhi­bi­tion Dates: Jan­u­ary 15 — April 162018
Recep­tion: Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 31, from 5 — 7pm
Hours: 9 am — 5:30 pm, Mon­day — Friday

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