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by Joe Kievitt

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Artist Statement

I am interested in the transformative possibilities of materials: the way things are made, the visual, structural, and behavioral qualities of materials, and how they react to one another. I want to see how a single mark or the slightest activity can have a significant impact on an image as a whole. Ultimately, my work addresses the relationship between the process and the finished piece. I use textile-influenced patterns that subtly distort or fracture symmetry. Simple shapes and lines, repeated in different orientations, spacing, and widths can often produce an optical effect: sometimes kaleidoscopic, sometimes reminiscent of microscopic marine biological forms, and occasionally more architectural and three-dimensional. I am also interested in the materiality of ink on paper, how ink and watercolor become embedded in the fibers, when it seems to sit on top of the paper, how the work can possess extreme directness and immediacy, when it feels ephemeral and un-precious, or appears labored and permanent.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Museo PR

Edition Structure:
8"x8" | edition of 200 
11"x11" | edition of 500
16"x16" | edition of 20

Joe Kievitt

Joe Kievitt was born and raised on the coast of Maine where drawing from the landscape was a significant part of his life. Living in San Francisco and New York, Joe discovered his affection for abstract art. He currently lives and works in Portland, Maine. Joe is represented by Miller Block Gallery in Boston and Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque and has exhibited works throughout the U.S. He has also completed numerous public art projects in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Joe has completed artist residencies at the Monhegan Artists' Residency (1995), the Anderson Ranch Arts Center (2010), the University of Southern... Read More
Maine (2011), and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art (2013). When not making art, Joe works as a wood worker and carpenter.
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