Artists Reception, Joshua Horkey: Fight or Flight
BIG ARTS is pleased to announce a debut exhibition of painting and installation by local artist, Joshua Horkey. Prior to his career as a fine artist, Horkey was a successful designer and graphic artist in the apparel industry. Drawing from a great deal of experience in fashion, photography and graphic design, Horkey creates works that are reminiscent of Pop Art. In his first solo exhibition, Horkey will be transforming the gallery, incorporating works that utilize acrylic, collage, and mixed media, often on reclaimed materials or found objects. Prominent in his work are the multiple layers of imagery, type, and texture. Mainly, with the use of references from popular culture like mass media imagery and its messages, the themes involve introspection and the often-polarizing feelings it induces. Horkey strives to create something that causes a personal reaction – not art that’s simply wall décor.