CG
Childs Gallery
Boston

With label verso signed, titled, and dated: "Don Joint / Considerable / Candy Bar / 2015".

Medium

It is difficult to envision what might result from a fusion of Americana subject matter, images appropriated from Japanese woodblock prints, and painterly abstraction, until you see Don Joint’s mixed-media collages. Joint’s series “Waldameer” (2010), named after a historic Pennsylvania amusement park where the artist whiled away his childhood, is redolent of a child’s world: Against an atmospheric backdrop of paint and ink, images of rides, games, clowns, and animals, interspersed with amusement park tickets, transport viewers back to an age of innocence and ease. The evocations of Japanese culture, while seemingly incongruous with an American man’s reminiscences, stem from Joint’s childhood tendency to ponder the phrase “Made in Japan,” which was stamped into every toy he won at the park.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Don Joint: NarcissusChilds Gallery
2018
Secret Gay Box at the Tom of Finland FoundationJohn Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage
2017
Don JointThomas French Fine Art
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Whatnots: Considerable Candy Bar, 2014

Assemblage with photograph
8 × 6 3/4 in
20.3 × 17.1 cm
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$1,200
Location
Boston
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CG
Childs Gallery
Boston

With label verso signed, titled, and dated: "Don Joint / Considerable / Candy Bar / 2015".

Medium

It is difficult to envision what might result from a fusion of Americana subject matter, images appropriated from Japanese woodblock prints, and painterly abstraction, until you see Don Joint’s mixed-media collages. Joint’s series “Waldameer” (2010), named after a historic Pennsylvania amusement park where the artist whiled away his childhood, is redolent of a child’s world: Against an atmospheric backdrop of paint and ink, images of rides, games, clowns, and animals, interspersed with amusement park tickets, transport viewers back to an age of innocence and ease. The evocations of Japanese culture, while seemingly incongruous with an American man’s reminiscences, stem from Joint’s childhood tendency to ponder the phrase “Made in Japan,” which was stamped into every toy he won at the park.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Piecing It Together: Modern and Contemporary Collage
Other works by Don Joint
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