pentimenti gallery

Artists: H - Z: Joseph Hu

In preparation of my exhibition, "Noticed and Unnoticed", I've wandered, stopped, and lingered over elements in the studio - materials used to make work: pencils, a t-square, an eraser, and other various tools. Many of these tools have been given or introduced to me by others. In addition to the materials and media, my studio also finds itself the host of other objects - books, papers, and artworks given to me by friends. In my practice, I find it periodically necessary to spend time investigating my motives and working methods. This often involves examining and re-examining the things that litter my personal space. The time spent has the effect of focusing my gaze, mentally blocking out all of the stimuli of day-to-day life. In cardboard sculptures and works on paper, "Noticed and Unnoticed" is a path of my wanderings in the studio, a record of the where my gaze lands.

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Joseph Hu received a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a M.F.A. from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has exhibited in galleries and institutions including Kunstlerhaus S11, Solothurn, Switzerland; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; and Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. Joseph Hu was a finalist for the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and has been an artist in residence at Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT and at the Altes Spital Begegnungszentrum, Solothurn, Switzerland.

28 x 19 x 16 inches / 71 x 48 x 41 cmGouache, acrylic on cardboard and paper, glue, string2012
  
24 x 20.5 x 12 inches / 61 x 52 x 30.5 cmGouache, acrylic on paper and cardboard2010
  
4 x 40 x 5 inches / 10 x 102 x 13 cmGouache, acrylic on cardboard2010
     
  
  
10.75 x 7.75 x 1.75 inches / 27 x 20 x 4.5 cm each, 7 piecesAcrylic on wood2010
  
1.75 x 32.5 x 20 inches / 4.5 x 82.5 x 51 cmAcrylic on cardboard2009
     
  
30.25 x 39.75 inches / 77 x 101 cmGouache on paper2010
  
16.25 x 18.75 x 1,25 inches / 41 x 47.5 x 3 cmGouache, acrylic on cardboard, mounted on wood2010
  
8.5 x 40 x 5 inches / 21 x 102 x 12 cmGouache, acrylic on cardboard2010
     
  
  
11.25 x 13.25 x 1.25 inches / 26 x 33.5 x 3 cmGouache, acrylic on cardboard, mounted on wood2010
  
20 x 16 x 0,75 inches / 51 x 40.5 x 2 cmCharcoal on paper, mounted on wood2010
     
  
  
  
Dimensions variableWatercolor on paper, acrylic on cardboard, glue2009
     
  
Dimensions variableWatercolor on paper, acrylic on cardboard, glue2009
  
10 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, 25.5 x 6 x 6 cm (bottle)2 x 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches / 5 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm (glas)Cast resin2007
  
3 x 2 x 2 inches / 8 x 5 x 5 cm overallRalph Lauren acrylic latex, cardboard, glue2007
     
  
76 x 54 3/8 inches / 193 x 39 cmGouache, acrylic and graphite on Hahnemuhle, glue2007
  
5 3/8 x 3/8 inche /, 14.5 x 2 cmAcrylic on cardboard, glue2007
  
31 x 56 x 11 inches / 79 x 142 x 28 cmGouache and graphite on Frankfurt Zerkall, glue2007
     
  
2 7/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 inches / 6.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cmAcrylic on cardboard, glue2007
  
11 pieces, dimensions variableAcrylic on cast plaster, cast resin2007
  
1 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 3/8 inches / 4.5 x 9.5 x 1.5 cmGouache on paper, cast resin, wire2006
     
  
22 x 24 inches / 56 x 61 cmOil on canvas2002
  
42 x 54 inches / 107 x 137 cmOil on canvas2002