2731 Prospect Contemporary Art permanently closed on April 22, 2017
Flickering Sky features new work created during Andrea Joki’s recent artist’s residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Andrea recently spent a highly productive eight weeks at this prestigious residency center housed in a retired army barracks located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
For her Headlands residency, Andrea drove from Cleveland to California and back to Cleveland. In fact, much of Andrea’s work is actually based on solo, cross-country road trips. These long drives provide the opportunity to delve into unplanned events in unfamiliar landscapes. There’s solitary time to observe changes in the weather, shifts in the wind and experience the dread of running out of gas in the middle of the desert. For Andrea, travel is exhilarating yet also involves serious research and functions as a key component of her studio practice.
Flickering Sky features a combination of paintings on canvas and also works on paper. This new body of work is a collection of signs in flux, like a flickering sky telling us something is coming. It is memory and forgetting, eureka moments, and the unease of not always knowing what lies beyond the bend.
This project was made possible through generous support of Headlands Center for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council.
Andrea Joki is a Cleveland-based painter whose kinetic language embraces gesture and geometry in distilling ideas of perception and sensory experience of place.
Andrea received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University.
Her work has been shown at School 33 Art Center (Baltimore), Eastside International Art Space (Los Angeles), The Waiting Room (Minneapolis) and locally at SPACES Gallery, Zygote Press, William Busta Gallery and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She has participated in artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Santa Fe Art Institute and most recently at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2015) and a Creative Workforce Fellowship through Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (2009). Her work is included in New American Paintings Issue 107.
Please join us in the gallery on Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 pm for artist’s talk by Andrea Joki. The talk will be followed by a closing reception for the exhibition.
Opening Reception on Friday, September 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm