ARTIST SERIES

Joshua Lutz, Hesitating Beauty
Hesitating Beauty
Joshua Lutz, Wallpaper
Wallpaper
Joshua Lutz, The Coming Insurrection
The Coming Insurrection
Joshua Lutz, Quiet Room
Quiet Room
Joshua Lutz, Hesitating Beauty
Harlem Valley
Joshua Lutz, Fall Risk
Fall Risk, Haldol
Joshua Lutz, On the Tragedy of Reflection
On the Tragedy of Reflection
Joshua Lutz, Mercedes
Mercedes
Joshua Lutz, Pretty Boy Floyd
Pretty Boy Floyd
Joshua Lutz, Devil, Devil
Devil, Devil
Joshua Lutz, On Carpal Tunnel
On Carpal Tunnel
Joshua Lutz, Antabuse
Antabuse
Joshua Lutz, Personal Belongings
Personal Belongings
Joshua Lutz, Talking Trees
Talking Trees
Joshua Lutz, Day Pass
Day Pass
Joshua Lutz, California
California
Joshua Lutz, Cold Spring
Cold Spring, New York
Joshua Lutz, Signed, Sealed
Signed, Sealed
Joshua Lutz, Whitestone Bridge
Whitestone Bridge
Joshua Lutz, Balancing Rock
Balancing Rock
Joshua Lutz, Failed Attempt
Failed Attempt
Joshua Lutz, Sunrise Over Saint Francis
Sunrise Over Saint Francis
Joshua Lutz, Emergency
Emergency
Joshua Lutz, Hold My Hand
Hold My Hand
Joshua Lutz, On the Past and Present Future
On the Past and Present Future
Joshua Lutz, Five Little Monkeys
Five Little Monkeys
Joshua Lutz, Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
Joshua Lutz, Fuck You, I
Fuck You, I
Joshua Lutz, Exit 17
Exit 17
Joshua Lutz, Saint Francis
Saint Francis
Joshua Lutz, Praying for the Mantis
Praying for the Mantis
Joshua Lutz, Do Not Wake
Do Not Wake
Joshua Lutz, Screaming Ocean
Screaming Ocean
Joshua Lutz, Roots
Roots
Joshua Lutz, Dead End
Dead End
Joshua Lutz, Schoolbus
School Bus
Joshua Lutz, Fresh Seafood
Fresh Seafood
Joshua Lutz, Potentially Grateful
Potentially Grateful
Joshua Lutz, My Hometown Hero
Hometown Hero
Joshua Lutz, Collapsing Wall
Collapsing Wall
Joshua Lutz, Hangnot Slipnot
Hangnot, Slipnot
Joshua Lutz, Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Joshua Lutz, Needle and Thread
Needle and Thread
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition One
Exhibition Image
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition 2
Exhibition Image Two
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition 3
Exhibition Image Three
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition 4
Exhibition Image Four
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition 5
Exhibition Image Five
Joshua Lutz, Exhibition 6
Exhibition Image Six

In “Hesitating Beauty,” Lutz breaks down the structure of the photograph as truth and challenges the traditional function of the medium in building narrative. The project is an intimate portrait of the artist’s mother unlike any other photographic model.

Blending family archives, interviews, and letters with his own photographic images, Lutz spins a seamless and strangely factual (yet unflinchingly fabricated) experience of a life and family consumed by mental illness. Rather than showing us what it looks like, “Hesitating Beauty” plays with our conceptions of reality to show us what it feels like to grapple with a family member’s retreat from lucidity.

Work by Joshua Lutz

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