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Joanne Ho

Beneath the Depths

2010, Acrylic and inkjet transfers on canvas, 24"w x 40"h

I am interested in binary moments. By combining representational photographic images with abstract brushwork in my paintings, I subtly suggest a place of differences that are able to co-exist and depend on each other. Photographic imagery captures fragments of reality and reflects a desire to possess and slow down the world around us when our culture has become over-stimulated, image-hungry and difficult to keep up with.

By employing layers of paint, the fragmented images are transfigured to create a lucid whole — a kind of cinematic atmosphere is presented upon the canvas. Illusive clouds, landmasses and suggestive shapes describe the scene — one that admires the intricacies found in nature and perhaps tries to re-create a sublime balance amongst all.

Ambiguity is important to my paintings as it suggests that reality is a shifting state and continues to shift in a contemporary landscape where it is becoming difficult to separate fact from fiction, artifice from nature, and fantasy from reality.

 

Joanne Ho - Beneath the Depths

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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 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 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.