Title: Trapped By the Habits of the Mind Medium: Oil, Dirt, Magazine Cut-Outs, Hot Glue Size: 24" by 18"

Joelle Provost – Anniversary Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine

5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine

Joelle Provost – Richmond, CA

With unbridled enthusiasm and a great sense of urgency, in my studio I am both a conductor and a bystander, both orchestrating the event and sitting on the sidelines, but engaged, nonetheless. I take in life and spit it out in the way I see it; in Technicolor; amplified and on full blast. Cataclysmic events, mutant animals with balloon heads, birds composed of swept up floor dirt and diaristic notes; the subjects within my paintings are inflicted by the everything-is-connected syndrome in the age of climate change. “Self” in these works is inevitably intertwined with the universal with compassion in mind. In the work, I investigate Self and the baggage it carries as it parallels humanity’s baggage that we have collectively left on this planet; both in our literal trash and in the psychology behind the messes we have created, and in the guilt attached to these messes. I highlight the indispensible, precious qualities of both the Earth and the Self. In the process of creating, I find joy and humility in an unsettled time of debauchery, hedonism, and finitude.

Title:Deaf, Wandering Around, Lost Medium:	Oil, Sharpie Size:	30" by 24"
Title: Deaf, Wandering Around, Lost
Medium: Oil, Sharpie
Size: 30″ by 24″
Title:Appropriation of An Airbrushed Joke Medium:	House Paint, Ink, Sharpie Size:	36" by 42"
Title: Appropriation of An Airbrushed Joke
Medium: House Paint, Ink, Sharpie
Size: 36″ by 42″
Title:Trapped By the Habits of the Mind Medium:	Oil, Dirt, Magazine Cut-Outs, Hot Glue Size:	24" by 18"
Title: Trapped By the Habits of the Mind
Medium: Oil, Dirt, Magazine Cut-Outs, Hot Glue
Size: 24″ by 18″
Title:They Said Italy, I Said Denmark Medium:	Oil Size:	30" by 40"
Title: They Said Italy, I Said Denmark
Medium: Oil
Size: 30″ by 40″

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