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Joseph Hart, Vanitas

Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, 212-228-1195
East Village / Lower East Side
September 11 - October 24, 2008
Reception: Thursday, September 11, 7 - 10 PM
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The Wild Project is pleased to present its second exhibition, Vanitas, an installation of works on paper by Joseph Hart. Fusing painting, drawing, and collage techniques, Hart focuses on the language of display. His detailed renderings of museum vitrines and his delicate reinterpretations of classical floral still lifes examine how beauty is idealized and value is assigned to objects. In Drawing Against Itself No.2, images of busts, heads and other artifacts sit atop sharp lines as if they were the proudly speared conquests of a primitive ritual. In Funny Feeling, shards of color extend across an obsessively drawn backdrop of graphite mimicking a botanical still life on the brink of extinction. Hart!s elegant images highlight the significance of viewing history through artifact.
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