EXHIBITION

Joshua Lutz, Hand in Mouth
Hand in Mouth
Joshua Lutz, Conscious Found
Conscious Found
Joshua Lutz, Octavian
Octavian
Joshua Lutz, Inspirational Videos
Inspirational Videos
Joshua Lutz, GFBD, Levy
GFBD, Levey
Joshua Lutz, Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Joshua Lutz, Thomas L. Neilan & Sons
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons
Joshua Lutz, Pray for Orlando
Pray for Orlando
Joshua Lutz, Owned and Operated
Owned and Operated
Joshua Lutz, Head of the Class
Head of the Class
Joshua Lutz, Hyde Park, NY
Hyde Park, NY
Joshua Lutz, The Dells
The Dells
Joshua Lutz, Bonjour
Bonjour
Joshua Lutz, Covered Horses
Covered Horses
Joshua Lutz, Cutting
Cutting
Joshua Lutz, Blood of the Lamb
Blood of the Lamb
Joshua Lutz, Freedom's Girl
Freedom’s Girl
Joshua Lutz, Nicholas
Nicholas
Joshua Lutz, Undertaker
Undertaker
Joshua Lutz, House of Cards
House of Cards
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image I
Installation Image I
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image II
Installation Image II
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image III
Installation Image III
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image IV
Installation Image IV
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image V
Installation Image V
Joshua Lutz, Mind the Gap, Installation Image VI
Installation Image VI

July 26 – September 22, 2018

Artist’s reception:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“There are these two worlds vying for my attention at all times. In one of them this diagnosis has metastasized to the brain and I am no longer able to care for my children. The bank takes over the house and I become an albatross in hands not fully formed. . . In the other world, noise shuts down for a very split second and the smallest fragment of light becomes a pathway to immortality. Color is no longer a placeholder and language no longer a tool. . . You can read this as small moments of clarity or large chunks of confusion. Either way, they mix with the noise and become gaps I long to possess.”—Joshua Lutz

ClampArt is very pleased to announce “Joshua Lutz: Mind the Gap,” the artist’s third solo show at the gallery. The exhibition coincides with the release of Lutz’s monograph of the same title from Schilt Publishing (Hard-cover, 160 pages, 9.7 x 8.2 inches, $50). The images and text in the book attempt to locate some semblance of truth in the chaos of hierarchy, class, and privilege. It is a journey for clarity, hijacked by sex, addiction, and mental illness. As they travel between black-and-white and color photographs, the audience is confronted with a sensation of groundlessness. Protagonists in the story are found clinging to and grasping at everything they believe to be true.

“Mind the Gap” points to the physical and psychological gap one confronts in daily life. It is a reference to the gap between thoughts as well as the gap between comprehension and confusion. Caught between thinking something is one thing and the reality of what it actually is, “Mind the Gap” functions as a reminder of the effort needed to let go of the stories we tell ourselves and to rest for a brief moment in the here and now.

Joshua Lutz graduated with an MFA in photography from Bard College/The International Center for Photography in 2005, and is now Assistant Professor of Photography at SUNY Purchase. His other monographs include Meadowlands (powerHouse, 2008) and Hesitating Beauty (Schilt Publishing, 2012). He has received many prestigious awards and grants, including The Aaron Siskind Fellowship; The Tierney Fellowship; and the Hudson Year Fellowship. Lutz has exhibited his work internationally in numerous shows over the past fifteen years.

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