The Porch Gallery
August 4th - 24th 10:00am - 10:00pm
Opening reception August 4th 7-10.
Season 02 premiere starting at 7:30pm
Joshua McGarvey will be presenting a series of video installations throughout a three week long residency at the Porch Gallery. The artist will be releasing his long awaited sequel to the smash hit, Here Comes Jesus (2017), which left all of us wondering, “WHTJ” (What Happened To Jesus?). In the second season of videos, titled simply Season 02, McGarvey delves further into an abstracted evolution of the figure Jesus while implementing more auto-biographical influence. The videos will be screened in three separate programs starting with episodes 02, 04, and 06 on August 4th. McGarvey will also be hosting a sweatpants giveaway from the Porch Gallery's online platform.
Joshua McGarvey uses his art-making processes to reflect on and confront perceptions of progress and heroism. Often seeking associative relationships between the emotional experiences that arise from actions and objects, McGarvey reorients the information surrounding an object as a means of analysis or mundane commentary. A recurring theme in the artist’s work involves a series of 107 child-sized, turquoise sweatpants McGarvey made to commemorate the time he peed his pants on stage in kindergarten.
He received his BFA and MA from Ball State University before moving to Minneapolis to complete an MFA at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. McGarvey was a 2015 Art(ist)s On The Verge Fellow, received a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant for his short film Gallant Little Michael, and is currently a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow at MCAD. He has had solo exhibitions at Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago, The Soap Factory, Yeah Maybe, and Island Gallery in Minneapolis.