archival print collage on plexi, 2020
36 x 52 in, 91.4 x 132.1 cm
Available for post auction sale.
Preview at: Heffel Vancouver
Collection of the Artist
Joseph Staples is a self-taught artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include Falun Series with Capture Photography Festival, various locations (2017); Gardens of Paradise at UNIT/PITT in Vancouver (2016); Elegant Living at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver (2015); and Joseph Staples and Chic Connell at Southeastern Contemporary art Gallery in Louisiana (2014). Selected group exhibitions include Light Box Space at Gallery 295 in Vancouver (2016); Dark Light at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver (2015); CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize Exhibition at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2014); Secret Behaviour at Berl’s in Brooklyn, NY (2013); and Cut and Paste at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver (2012). In 2014, Staples on the Emerging Artist Award with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver. Staples holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. In 2014, Joseph Staples was BAF’s inaugural resident artist where he presented a series of new collages made with printed images. In the same year, Staples created a temporary large-scale vinyl collage titled Falun Dancer 3, where he manipulated a single image of a dancer with the intention to replicate the movement of people, commerce, and life near and around the Burrard Building at 1030 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
Staples’s work is centered around love, relationships, and disappointment with photography. Staples has been developing his Falun series since 2010, which consists of photo-collages created from images of a single dancer that he has replicated, cut-up, and reimagined into complex collages, where the image of a dancer becomes disoriented. By using the same series of images, Staples challenges himself to traverse his previous preconceptions of what he can achieve. Falun Series is a unique work.
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