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Survival, altered space, spectacle, and the human condition are common themes found in my Art practice. Often I blur 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 everyday life. Similar approaches to audience engagement happen at rock n roll concerts and pro wrestling events. I use cultural detritus as a point of departure. The inherited meanings found within caste off objects combined with a temporal artistic sensibility creates a liminal space that frames contemporary American mythologies and rituals. Through this technique I aim to bring people together and celebrate the common ground we all share.

Josh Graduated with an MFA from UC Davis 2009. He was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a graduate fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010. Joshua has had several solo exhibits including: the Bedford Gallery, Johansson Projects, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and the Exploratorium. Josh has been a 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
Supply Chain Issues- Lucille Valentine made its Bay Area debut at the Headlands Center for the Arts Annual Art Auction. In the spirit of Live radio promotion events we built a long haul trucking challenge that let viewers pilot two custom remote controlled semis around a wooden track. A pallet full of products was added to the trailer eash pass around the track. At the end of the night the pilot who hauled the most pallets over a 3 minute time trial won a prize.  




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