Don Joint, ‘Whatnots: Twinkie Server’, 2016, Photography, Assemblage with photograph, Childs Gallery
Save
Save
Share
Share

Don Joint

Whatnots: Twinkie Server, 2016

Assemblage with photograph
10 × 10 × 2 1/4 in
25.4 × 25.4 × 5.7 cm
.
$2,000
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Childs Gallery
Boston

Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: "Don Joint / Twinkie Server / 2016 / D-J-".

Medium
Don Joint
American, b. 1956
Follow

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.

Don Joint, ‘Whatnots: Twinkie Server’, 2016, Photography, Assemblage with photograph, Childs Gallery
Save
Save
Share
Share
Childs Gallery
Boston

Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed verso: "Don Joint / Twinkie Server / 2016 / D-J-".

Medium
Don Joint
American, b. 1956
Follow

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.

Don Joint

Whatnots: Twinkie Server, 2016

Assemblage with photograph
10 × 10 × 2 1/4 in
25.4 × 25.4 × 5.7 cm
.
$2,000
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works by Don Joint
Other works from Childs Gallery
Related works
Get the Artsy iOS app
Discover, buy, and sell art by the world’s leading artists
To download, scan this code with your phone’s camera