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Joey Huertas

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Self-portrait, 2011 C Print 18 X 24
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Hudson River electrical state, 2011 Digital Photography 18 X 24
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Hudson River stormed, 2011 Photography 20x30 © © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS)
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Yoani Sanchez NYU press conference , March 2013 Canon 60 D 24x36 © Jane Public Pictures
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City Hall meets the KKK protests, 1999 Pentax 1000 8 X 14
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Female Riot Cop, 1999 C Print 8 X 10
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Dandelion Soothe, 2011 Ink Jet, C Print 20 X 30
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Broken Leg NYC Cop, 1999 Pentax 1000 8 X 10
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untitled, 2011 C Print 20 X 34
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Valley River landscape, 2011 Ink Jet 24 X 36
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Mud waters, 2011 C Print 24 X 36
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the kitchen thinks, 2012 Pentax 1000, C-print 18x20 © All rights reserved.
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Sally , 2012 Polaroid (large Format), Field Portrait 8 X 10 © All rights reserved.
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Dark light for the night, 2012 Canon D60 11x14 © All rights reserved.
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Droplets drowsy red, 2011 Canon D60 11x14 © All rights reserved.
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Spoons, 2012 Canon 60D 18x24 © All rights reserved.
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Stained cleansed river, 2011 C Print 18x24 © All rights reserved.
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Cloud view coastline, 2011 Pentax 1000 20x30 © All rights reserved.
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Grid Rusty , 2011 Pentax 1000 8 X 10 © All rights reserved.
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Clint Eastwoody, 2011 C Print 24 X 30 © All rights reserved.
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Hudson Overview, 2011 C Print 20x30 © All Rights Reserved, ARS.
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Action, 2012 C Print 18 X 24
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Performance Art
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Performance Art
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Performance Art
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Performance Art
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Performance Art
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Kids say No, 2013
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Lady says No, 2014 C-print 24 X 36
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No Drones Allowed, 2013 C Print 16 X 18
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No Searching Allowed, 2013. C Print 24x36
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Camera Header, 2013. C Print 24 X 36
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Leaf series, 2013. C Print 11x14
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School Bus Parking, 2006 C Print 11x14
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Small Town Car Wash, 2012 Canon 60 D 11 X 14
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Moth Night Central, 2012 C Print 20 X 34
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Portrait 2012, 2012 Ilfo Archiveprint, Plexiglass, Reynobond 120 X 60cm © 2012
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York
Schools
SUNY Purchase College, BFA
Sarah Lawrence College, Cont. Education
Hunter College
Representing galleries
Tags
avant-garde video-art performance drawing landscape photography, experimental film mixed-media photography video-art performance exhibition/performance
Statement

Joey Huertas (aka Jane Public) is a film artist and contemporary photographer who is responsible for a creating a unique breed of personal cinema, performance art and photography that he calls, Docu-fessional. His films are in line with the "direct" and "observational" movements in documentary filmmaking, while adhering closely to the mechanics of narrative. Underlying the complexitiy of Joey Huertas' work is a profound sense of sadness, humor and a fondness for deeply flawed protagonists.

His works portray the reminiscences of unplanned life encounters and experiences using unusual storytelling aesthetics. Personal revelatory confessions are recorded by unconventional means (public library archives, surveillance, micro-film, journals, hearing aids and toys) and read much like the entries found in a hidden personal diary. One is left with the question of, “What is truth and what is fiction?” The films take many forms, including physical stories arranged by peculiar/imagined biographies of fictitious persons, collections of found/anonymous photographs, found sound recordings, drawings and compositions from text journals. Critics have cited his work as representing a new form of transgressive fictional biography.

Most of his forty-two films comprise a dramatic social chronicle of human behaviour-  in all of its variously rigid and amorphous manifestions of the emotional person. Whether revealing corners of society hidden from view or records of American lives and ideologioes ane artful expositions of the human condition. Huertas examines deeply intimate feelings, alienation, in physical, concrete and invented terms. The terrain of his films is private, but there is always a documentary impulse at work. His work can be described as psychological autopsies or clinical fiction.

The artist is also a clinical social worker (therapist) and incorporates the therapeutic process directly into his art. His works offer no “immunity bubble”. His creative process involves a complete study and exploitation of the inner self. The elements of fact and fiction in storytelling are imprecise and distorted, making the relationship between the filmmaker and the audience difficult to manage. In the end, the viewer is left forced to acknowledge the reality of circumstance and coping skills.

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