October 5 - 7, 2021 - 12-2pm
Joshua Paige’s artistic practice is heavily influenced by being a Brooklyn native and growing up on the streets of New York City. The textured surfaces, paint spills, graffiti, and ripped wheat-pasted advertising are elements that influence his works. Collage is an especially important aspect of the artist’s oeuvre, as it helps to recreate the city’s textures and enables him to use these textures as the foundation of his pieces. The artist’s day job, of working in window display production also influences his work.
Paige’s pieces have explored a variety of different themes and subject matters throughout his career. Black identity, race relations, and sense-of-self are topics that Paige is currently drawn to. He explores these themes through various mediums including painting, collage, sculpture, photography, installation and illustration. Recently, he has begun to incorporate elements of sculpture and photography with his paintings to create more dimensional pieces. Paige appreciates that art can provide context; it can be a reflection of the current times, provide social commentary, and lastly, evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
Josh Paige earned his BFA from The Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent exhibitions include “Summer Series”, Hudson Square Bid, New York; “Fight Corona Virus and Artist Aid”, Christie’s, New York; “Say it Loud”, Christie’s New York; and “Black Capital Coalition”, Afropunk, New York.
HSBID has partnered with IAH Studio to curate a pop up gallery in October featuring young artists of color. Joshua Paige is a visual artist displaying his work as part of the Reconnect series. The series features music and an outdoor art gallery/studio on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm-2pm on Little 6th Avenue, and Wednesdays from 12:30-2pm on King Street between Hudson and Greenwich Streets.
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