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Joel R. Guzman

Untitled #34

acrylic and acetate film on wood, 2014, 26"w x 36"h x 1"d

Blurring the lines between surface, support and the space the artwork occupies, my work looks to play with painting’s conventions by reconfiguring its basic elements. The traditional rectangle becomes distorted and partially split. The shape is divided yet conjoined. The surface consists of translucent materials, revealing the structure underneath as well as the surface it hangs on. This results in paintings that are in a state of flux. Image and object, surface and support, veiled and unveiled. Tension and anxiety are reflected in the fragmentary identities of these paintings and their basic components.

Joel R. Guzman - Untitled #34

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.