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Statement
Joshua’s work blurs the line between audience, artwork and performer, inviting the viewer to complete the art.  The action of entering into the art work as a participant generates a more authentic experience by suspending the social filters that we carry into the everyday life. Short uses cultural detritus as a point of departure. The inherited meanings found within caste off objects combined with his artistic sensibilities creates a altered space that frames contemporary American mythologies and rituals.

BIO
Josh Graduated with an MFA from UC Davis 2009. He was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a graduate fellowship at The Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010. Joshua has had several solo exhibits at venues at the Bedford Gallery, Johansson Projects, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and the Exploratorium. Josh has been an resident artist at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, Joan Mitchell Center, and Crosstown Arts. He regularly tours the country operating his Low Powered FM radio project “Bomb Shelter Radio”.
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Mark IN OMAHA 2017 JOSH AND LUCILLE
The Lucille Valentine is a mobile radio trailer built from a 1978 Chevy LUV pickup. We traverse the country yearly picking up old rock n roll and soul 45's from second hand stores all over the country, and then broadcast them as a temporary radio station. We visit various cities for one week at a time each tour.

2016 tour: Jackson Hole, Memphis, Lincoln, Omaha, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Los Angeles

2017 tour: Jackson Hole, Omaha, Memphis, Natchez, New Orleans



CROSSTOWN ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM: JOSH SHORT & BOMB SHELTER RADIO from Crosstown Arts on Vimeo.



"Lucille Valentine" tour: Jackson Hole Promo from joshua Short on Vimeo.