Omaha artist travels the world for inspiration
I read this amazing piece in the OWH this weekend on Steve Joy. I was amazed by his story and simplicity in his work.
His earliest works — oil paintings on canvas, some with three-dimensional projections — reflected his desire to escape from the mundane by continued travel. Later, inspired by American Abstract Expressionists such as Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, Joy sought to break away from the formal aspects of contemporary British paintings.
On Thursday, June 26, Joslyn will host a special preview evening with artist Steve Joy for the opening of the exhibition Uncreated Light: Steve Joy Paintings, 1980–2008. The event begins at 6:30 pm with a gallery talk by the artist, followed by a reception and exhibition preview from 7:30-9:30 pm. The reception includes complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. This preview event is free and open to the public.