A maelstrom of contrasting elements, "An Interview with the Artist Joshua McGarvey" simulates an artist profile in which I create a fake interview setting and format to communicate intimate information while wearing a mask of my own face.

Joshua McGarvey: Posturing

Joshua McGarvey: Posturing

July 23, 2022 - October 30, 2022
U.S. Bank Gallery
Free Exhibition

Museums strip objects of their original context. Then the objects are reinterpreted and placed among works they might never have encountered otherwise. Playing with the notions of decontextualization and recontextualization that occur at Mia, “Posturing” conceptually approaches futility and paradox as it relates to abstract presentations of content through a sculptural installation featuring multiple videos.

Joshua McGarvey lives and works in Minneapolis. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, and an MA and BFA from Ball State University. He has received a number of awards and grants including the 2018 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2017 and 2020 Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and a 2015-2016 Art(ist) on the Verge Emerging Artist Fellowship.

A maelstrom of contrasting elements, "An Interview with the Artist Joshua McGarvey" simulates an artist profile in which I create a fake interview setting and format to communicate intimate information while wearing a mask of my own face.