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Culling photographs as references for his paintings Joseph Pa rk has developed a narrative by sequencing them to tell the story of a cosmic journey towards enlightenment. Photographers such as Eugene Atget\, Paul Outerbridge and Stephen Shore provide an air of familiarity to the bac kdrop and lend a sense of nostalgia and longing to the largely unpopulated scenes. The first painting has the main character in a hotel room\, and the following paintings quickly immerse the character into an unfamiliar alter nate reality where he begins to navigate a dream-like city. Mimicking the a rtist's own journey over the past seven years to investigate and develop a new painting methodology for himself\, the paintings in Morphic Fields progress from a flatter more graphic aesthetic approach towards a transl ucent palette replete with his signature prismatic refractions of light and color.

Park received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts (Valencia\, CA) and his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle\ , WA). He has exhibited at the Gwanju Biennale (Gwanju\, South Korea)\, Hen ry Art Gallery at the University of Washington (Seattle\, WA)\, Seattle Art Museum (Seattle\, WA)\, Portland Art Museum (Portland\, OR)\, and Tacoma A rt Museum (Tacoma\, WA). His work is included in the collections of the Sea ttle Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum.

DTEND:20130330 DTSTAMP:20141126T070452 DTSTART:20130307 GEO:45.5261379;-122.6802156 LOCATION:Elizabeth Leach Gallery\,417 N.W. 9th Avenue \nPortland\, Oregan SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Morphic Fields - Recent Paintings \, Joseph Park UID:263150 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130307T200000 DTSTAMP:20141126T070452 DTSTART:20130307T180000 GEO:45.5261379;-122.6802156 LOCATION:Elizabeth Leach Gallery\,417 N.W. 9th Avenue \nPortland\, Oregan SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Morphic Fields - Recent Paintings \, Joseph Park UID:263533 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR