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Joe Joe Orangias: Additive/Subtractive Context

  • Alabama Song Art Space 2521 Oakdale St Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)
Joe Joe Orangias, Pink Dolphin Monument (statue collage), 2014.

Joe Joe Orangias, Pink Dolphin Monument (statue collage), 2014.

Join us this month at Alabama Song Art Space for a presentation of The Narrative Process featuring current artist-in-residence at the Galveston Artist Residency Joe Joe Orangias. Additive/Subtractive Context considers how historical artistic processes may be re-conceptualized to directly address social and political contexts of our time. Using the additive/subtractive process of sculpture, artist Joe Joe Orangias will discuss how two of his recent sculptures on Galveston Island add and subtract materials from public space in order to propose a more equitable locale. By working with iconic representations of minority communities, his collaborative projects transform common objects to engage a diverse audience in deeper social issues. Pink Dolphin Monument works toward inclusivity for gender and sexual minority communities, while Urning Archives realizes a practice of decolonization.

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About the speaker:

Joe Joe Orangias is a visual artist whose practice intersects fine arts, design, and critical theory. Working through history, collaboration, and local material, the overarching goal of his work is to sustain, but also challenge, the cultural identities of certain places as they shift over time. Orangias holds an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been exhibited at galleries and on-site in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Scotland, and USA. He was awarded the 2014 SMFA Traveling Fellowship to realize a project in New Zealand, an ASA Visual Arts Fellowship from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, where he worked with the Design for the Living World studio, and residencies at the Galveston Artist Residency in Texas, the New Territories: International Festival of Live Art in Glasgow, and Atelier OPA in Tokyo.