The new work of Joseph Loughborough blends distorted figures and meditations on color, each providing its own mystery and eerie sensibility. The artist uses oil stick, pastel, and charcoal to create these works. In a new show at the gallery Anno Domini in San Jose, the artist shows a new collection of work that is both dynamic and haunting in execution. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here. The show, “Notches,” runs through April 14 at the gallery.
“‘Notches’ take many forms for many reasons,” a statement says. “They appear on the nose of a plane, the bedpost, the handle of an axe. They can be found engraved on the wall of a prison cell marking days or years incarcerated. They symbolize an accumulation of some kind. Over the period of a lifetime we could argue that our bodies develop their own lexicon of expression. We become greyed, wrinkled and scarred. We gain experience, we accumulate. We become marked.”
See more work from the show below.