Painters & Sculptors Program 2017 Joel Longenecker

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Joel Longenecker

Red Hook, NY

Joel Longenecker (born Lancaster PA, 1963), is a graduate of Tyler School of Art (BFA ‘85), and the University of Michigan (MFA ’88,) and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’88). He moved to New York in 1990, establishing a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 2010 he relocated to the Hudson Valley, NY, where he continues to live and work. His work is represented by The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY.

“I want my paintings to be the embodiment of the landscape itself—slabs of earth, sky, and atmosphere that evoke the processes found in nature: growth and decay, build-up and erosion, creation and destruction. My aim is to push paint to new limits, past descriptive mandates, in pursuit of nature itself.”  

  • Crum Elbow, 2017, oil and mixed media on wood, 19 x 15 inches

  • Collected Loss, 2016, oil and mixed media on wood, 52 x 48 inches

  • Budds Corners, 2017, oil and mixed media on wood, 69 x 65 inches

  • Bog Hollow, 2017, oil and mixed media on wood, 69 x 65 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.