Joell Baxter, Solo Exhibition

November 9 – December 15, 2024
Opening Reception
November 9, 2024

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Joell Baxter, Solo Exhibition
Joell Baxter, Floating Points, 2018. Installation view, Marsh Gallery at Indiana University, Indianapolis.

About the exhibition

Joell Baxter

November 9 - December 15, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 4-6pm

Artist’s Talk: Saturday, November 23, 4pm

Artist's Statement:

Joell Baxter’s installations chase fleeting visions at the intersection of color and space. Built out of layers of printed, woven, and cut paper, the stacks of open weave reveal the layers beneath, forming complex structures of overlapping shapes and colors that pixelate and waver. Geometric compositions repeat within and across works at different scales and hues, referencing the ease of these shifts in digital space but enacted painstakingly by hand. Within each strip of paper, the printed colors are always in motion, graduating from one fully saturated hue to its opposite. Laid directly on floors and walls or hung like spectral screens, these works visually shift even as the viewer stays in place.

For the Kentler International Drawing Center, Baxter will create a shimmering, permeable installation built out of woven paper panels that utilize the surfaces and voids of the space itself as a ground. Multiple porous layers will activate the existing architecture with vibrant shifting color. Visitors may enter and circumnavigate the installation, becoming both an observer and a creator of the experience.

Joell Baxter is a Brooklyn-based artist and teaching-artist. She has been awarded residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the Lower East Side Printshop; and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Exhibitions include  Field Projects, New York, NY; the Marsh Gallery at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; and the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. In 2024 she will complete a permanent commission as part of NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art for Public Schools. Baxter is also a visual arts teaching artist in the New York City public schools through Partnership with Children, NYC. She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.