“In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.”
― Nathaniel Dorsky
“In my solo show, A Few More Hours After This, in Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, in Carborro, NC, I am examining the fertile space between my painting practice and video practice. In this show, I hope to translate the ephemeralities of visual and bodily experience into precise expressions of paintings and video.
In Rosalind Krauss’s famous essay Sculpture in the Expanded Field, published in 1979 she made a precise diagram of the structural parameters of sculpture, architecture, and landscape art she tried to clarify what these Sculptural practices were, what they were not, and what they could become if logically combined.
In A Few More Hours After This, I considers two main ideas. In the first I investigate the medium-specific and phenomenological differences between a painting’s connection to time and video’s existence as time. One is a kind of physical, more immediate experience of time. The other is a larger, slower, more geological expression of time. One is frozen in a moment and the other can loop endlessly. I am also considering the material qualities of each practice and how each interact and reinforce the fragility of human emotion in relation to time, love, and loss.”
― Joy Meyer
A Few More Hours After This will run May 6 – May 30, 2019 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. Opening reception will be part of the Second Friday Art Walk, May 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
J. Meyer is a visual artist and an arts educator. Meyer’s contemporary practice spans painting, experimental video, installation, and zine making. Meyer’s work creates connections between the history of painting, phenomenology, and feminist theory to explore the metaphysics of human emotion. Meyer was also a founding member of the all-female, artist collective, Subverbal Collective which was active 2016-2018.
Meyer holds an MFA in Studio Arts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she graduated with Distinction from University of Virginia and holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History. She is also a member of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa.
Meyer is an internationally exhibited artist having shown at the CICA Museum in South Korea, Kamloops Art Gallery, in British Columbia, at Universitet i Oslo, Norway, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania and Ideas Block LT, Lithuania.
Regionally her work has been at The Mint Museum, The Ackland Art Museum, CAM, The Carrack, and LUMP projects in North Carolina. In Virginia, at The Garage, The Bridge PAI, WTVF/Radio IQ Gallery, New City Arts, Art Works Gallery, The IX Building, and Ruffin Gallery at University of Virginia.
Her work has also appeared at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, Kentucky, Red Ink Studios in San Francisco, and at LACDA in Los Angeles.
More information can be found online at www.jjmeyer.org or on Instagram @joy__meyer