SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Romer Young Gallery
presents its second solo exhibition with San Francisco artist Joshua Pieper.
With Dry State, I wanted to give the proper introduction, so naturally I kidnapped the shows poster in order to give it a second look. It might be whats remembered most after all. In addition Ive added a large sculpture in the middle of the space, which orients the viewer, a compass of sorts. Beyond that, there are a few esteemed guests waiting in pairs, and some music on a boom box for good measure.
I have a particular taste in humor and it feeds my outlook. I grew up in Minnesota. Ask anyone. Cut the bullshit and look me in the eyes, then we can laugh together. I seek a level of understanding between the viewer and object that is basic in many ways, but one thats 110% honest. What Im trying to say is, complicated gestures only stretch metaphors for me. Its not who I am. Im attracted to simplicity in art. Thin is thick. For me, the looping of references, simple language, and jiggered representations keep things existing in the moment. Art, the good stuff, is everywhere. I dont have to imagine it. Its really just a matter of tuning in to the right station. And hey, most importantly now that youre here
I hope you enjoy the show.
Joshua Pieper was born in St. Paul, MN. Pieper received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. His work has been exhibited at Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Rocks Box, Portland, New Langton, the San Francisco Arts Commission and Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco. Pieper is also the co-founder of Kunstcapades an independent art talk radio show broadcast from San Francisco.