Foster/White is pleased to present photographs by Joshua Jensen-Nagle. Best known for dreamy beaches and romantic European vistas, Jensen-Nagle’s scenes of faraway places speak to the viewer’s own sense of idyllic nostalgia.
Endless Summer is an ongoing body of work that conveys the artist's memories growing up along the New Jersey shore. Time stood still for the young Jensen-Nagle who spent his summers floating in the water, surfing with his dad, and basking in the sun. "It was a simpler time," he states, "and one of the only times in my life that I can remember feeling nothing more than pure happiness."
Working from different vantage points, Jensen-Nagle captures beach culture in Italy, Australia, Rio de Janeiro, Hawaii, and The Hamptons often hanging out of helicopters in pursuit of an aerial image. The photographs are not intended as documentation of these places or people but rather as a means to stimulate our own memories and to change our perception of the world around us. As critic Katherine Satorius points out, “Jensen-Nagle’s images reveal arresting visual patterns in the everyday world and create dramatic shifts in perspective that show humans completely enveloped by their environment, viewing photography as a ‘means to create rather than document a reality,’”
Joshua Jensen-Nagle is based in Toronto, where he has become a prominent fixture in the arts community. He has mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last dozen years across North America, including at the Griffin Museum in Boston and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Jensen-Nagle's work is collected widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia.