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Event: Josh Hobson’s Exhibition “Nocturnes”

Date: September 8, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Saranac Art Projects, 25 W Main Ave. Spokane, WA 99201

As a lens-based artist I am deeply interested with the fluidity of photography– constantly redefining itself and problematizing its status as a fixed medium. Through a broad practice that embraces the studio, still life, re-photography, material experimentation, abstraction and non-representation, I aim to challenge and expand upon the primary tenets of the medium: originality, faithfulness, reproduction and indexicality. My current work sits at the crossroads of photography, sculpture and installation and is grounded in material culture, the history of abstraction and an alternative history of lens-based media.

The images from the Nocturnes series are a conceptual and technical continuation of work made over the past three years, specifically the series Sunstroke. This work is an
expression of climate angst and anxiety. The colors and textures produce sublime, abstracted images at once alluring and alarming. Utilizing an experimental approach, but with the visual language of atmosphere, celestial bodies and terrestrial flora, the resulting images are both otherworldly, yet familiar.