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Joshua Hagler and George Pfau: Nearly Approaching Never To Pass at Reaves Gallery
“The Mind Recedes the Blood is Wise the Soundless Mouth is Open” by Joshua Hagler, Digital 3-D Model/Oil on Canvas, 78” x 110” (2009). Photo: Courtesy Reaves Gallery.
NEW YORK, NY.- By combining current technology with traditional media, Hagler and Pfau investigate both literal and non-literal representation of the human body. The notion of the layered body becomes a kind of schematic through which the artists are able to sift through an imbrication of memory, mythology, and personal reflection.

The artists embrace digital media both as a tool and as a conceptual consideration in the work. Pfau excavates the wire frames of video game zombies as one of a variety of tools to depict skin as an influx or inside-out boundary between the body and its environment. Hagler makes use of custom-made digital 3D models to depict what he terms “the four evangelists,” four individuals who have had significant impact on the artist’s life, in an attempt to place them into a quasi-historical cosmology discreetly reflective of the artist’s personal memories.

In addition to implementing a variety of two-dimensional pictorial strategies, the pair extend the exploration to sculpture, video, and a collaborative work utilizing the same techniques with respect to artifacts from their respective family histories of generations past.

Hagler and Pfau first collaborated in 2008 in Oakland, participating in an interactive, community-based exquisite corpse-style drawing game. Since then, they have been in frequent conversation regarding a shared a passion for re-imagining modes of painting and drawing.

The exhibition opens today and runs through November 13, 2010 at Reaves Gallery.

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