The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present a semester-long video screening series featuring works by Josh Azzarella.
Josh Azzarella Program 2
(February 23 - March 22, 2017)
Azzarella skillfully edits the filmed context of two historic disasters to remove key features of the original image. “Once the narrative is removed or altered, there is a contemplative place exposed,” he says. “The energy left behind by the event becomes more palpable and can be more strongly felt.”
Untitled #41 (Watson), 2007
Untitled #42 (Leavelle), 2007
Untitled #44 (Nightwatch), 2007
Screenings occur every Thursday (4-7 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.), and by appointment in the Barrick Museum Auditorium. The 16 week series is divided into four programs. To make an appointment to view the programs outside of the regular screening schedule hours, contact us at 702-895-3381 or [email protected].
Josh Azzarella (b. 1978, Ohio) creates videos and photographs that explore the power of context in the authorship of memory, oftentimes utilizing seminal moments in pop culture and news media to create accessible confrontations with historiography. By illuminating the individual encounter with communal experiences, Azzarella evaluates the perception of realness – which can ultimately be rooted in both the fantastic as much as the pragmatic.
Azzarella was the recipient of the 2006 Emerging Artist Award and related solo exhibition from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT). He has previously shown at the California Museum of Photography (CA), University Art Museum, Long Beach (CA), Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Kavi Gupta Gallery (IL), Academie der Kunste (Berlin), Sean Kelly Gallery (NY), Catharine Clark Gallery (CA), Mississippi State University (MS), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (CA) and DCKT Gallery (NY). His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (TX), the San Diego Museum of Modern Art (CA), the Margulies Collection (FL), Western Bridge (WA) and JP Morgan Chase (NY). He lives and works in Easton, PA.
IMAGE: Josh Azzarella,Untitled #42 (Leavelle), 2007, courtesy the artist