Joshua Petker

Joshua Petker (b. 1979, Los Angeles, CA) completed his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2015 and his BFA at Evergreen State College in 2002. He has exhibited his work recently at Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China; Carl Kostyál Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; La Loma Projects, Pasadena, CA; ASHES/ASHES, New York, NY; Park Life Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; and ACME, Los Angeles, CA. Petker lives and works in Los Angeles.

 

Drawing inspiration from historical works, which are intentionally kept anonymous, Joshua Petker’s paintings rely instead on their ability to evoke the familiar and uncanny, teasing and tantalizing. Rather than draw specific conclusions from these juxtapositions, his work unleashes an exhilarating proliferation of meanings and pictorial puzzles. The artist offers the history of art and visual culture reshuffled—Picabia, Bronzino, soviet era cartoons. Petker makes these his own and the outcome is a timeless dreamlike mix of perspective and emotionality.


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MutualArt | Joshua Petker
June 24, 2022

Joshua Petker's Serenade featured in MutualArt


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Artnet News | Joshua Petker
June 22, 2022

Joshua Petker featured in "Editors' Picks: 13 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week" by Sarah Cascone in Artnet News


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Exhibitions

Joshua Petker

Serenade

June 25 - August 12, 2022

Felix 2022

February 17 - February 20, 2022