Aran Cravey Gallery is pleased to present A to B, a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings from Los Angeles based artist Joe Hoyt.
The paintings and drawings exhibited in the gallery depict various locations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
The works capture the constructed environment in which we live through the filter of memory and perception, revealing only the fragments that remain as our visual references. In the six drawings presented, the artist explores the Central Valley communities to be linked by the first phase of California's controversial new high-speed rail system. Below is a text by artist Amy Howden-Chapman based on Hoyt’s process of gathering imagery along this potential path.
A to B is from here to there.
Moving from A to B is moving past a car into a dark bush.
A is walking to find a scene. A is finding a scene and observing the scene.
B is multiple points, in ink on paper. B is A rendered in image.
A is the details of a stranger’s color- it is just there in front of you. You grow familiar with A. B is all you have left when A has left.
A is abstraction, B is representation, and then there is moving between them.
There is A- suburban infrastructure and there is B - urban infrastructure. This path from A-B is a road. The path from A-B is a train track. The path from A- B is time.
A is a drawing. A is enlarged and it becomes B.
B is a painting.
A is a watery wash. B is a graphic mark. Looking back though B, we see the remains of A, that sunset stain, sadness stain, staring.
A is architectural renderings, A is stenography, A is new topography.
B is the influences of A corrupted by the hand and eye.
A is a full view of a building. B is a corner of A. B has rough edges.
A is an anecdote that ends in mid-sentence.
B is your memory of A.
A is light on a building.
B is A captured, made flat, given to you.