Joseph Montgomery
American, born 1979
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Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
CAR DRDE at miart 2017,
CAR DRDE
2015
Peter Blum Gallery at The Armory Show 2015,
Peter Blum Gallery
2014
Joseph Montgomery: Doll Index,
Peter Blum Gallery

Named by way of a seemingly arbitrary numbering scheme, Joseph Montgomery’s works are small assemblages of fragments of wood, clay, concrete, cardboard, and other found objects. He heavily layers his compositions with oil paints, wax, and fiberglass, making them at once pictorial objects and sculptural objects in the tradition of relief sculpture. Worked and reworked, Montgomery’s works defy easy categorization—the objects he incorporates are as much the canvas for his painting as they are meant to be appreciated for their aesthetic and material qualities.