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Joy Feasley

b. 1966, b. Buffalo, NY; lives and works Philadelphia, PA

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Joy Feasley combines painting and installation creating environments steeped in alternative belief systems (the occult, the Shaker religion, the dreamworld) that reinterpret ideas of the sublime, depicting nature as both ominous and life-affirming. Moving between abstraction and representation often in the same work, Feasley’s paintings incorporate sacred geometries as well as personal narratives. She often works collaboratively with her husband, Paul Swenbeck. Most recently (2018), Feasley and Swenbeck created a large scale environment for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. She has shown at venues including the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Moore College of Art, the Temple Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Vox Populi, all in Philadelphia, PA; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; Columbia College, Chicago, IL; LUMP Gallery and Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC. Her work is in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the West Collection. She has been in residence at the Acadia Summer Arts Program, Bar Harbor, ME and at the 18th Street Arts Center Santa Monica, CA. In 2011, she was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.



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Exhibitions

2018

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Condo New York

Adams and Ollman, Portland; and Chapter NY present a three-person exhibition including Joy Feasley.


Chapter NY
New York, NY
Jun 29–Jul 27, 2018

 

Jun 29, 2018

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Out, Out Phosphene Candle

Video interview with Paul Swenbeck and Joy Feasley at Kohler Artc Center

Mar 27, 2018

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Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck at Kohler Arts Center

Out, Out Phosphene Candle

John Michael Kohler Art Center

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Feb 25–Sep 02, 2018

 

Photo: Kohler Co., John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Feb 27, 2018

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Joy Feasley: Violets Under a Spell

Adams and Ollman
Portland, OR
Oct 20–Nov 22, 2017

Oct 20, 2017

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The Secret Staircase

Adams and Ollman
Portland, OR
Jul 15–Aug 13, 2016

 

Including: Charles BurchfieldJoy FeasleyJohanna JacksonChris JohansonPaul SwenbeckAgatha Wojciechowsky 

Jul 15, 2016

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Press for Paul Swenbeck and Joy Feasley

Feasley and Swenbeck's collaborative installation A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly at the Fabric Workshop and Museum's New Temporary Contemporary, is an Artforum Critics' Pick.

Nov 19, 2014

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Paul Swenbeck and Joy Feasley: A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly

This collaborative installation of paintings, ceramics, furniture, sculpture and interior decor by Paul Swenbeck and Joy Feasley is inspired by Shaker spirit drawings and magic. The exhibition derives its title from a Shaker name for the Devil—“Old Ugly”—seen in spirit drawings, which the Shakers created to describe symbols seen in visions.

 

Fabric Workshop and Museum
The New Temporary Contemporary
1222 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
October 2, 2014–January 4, 2015

Oct 15, 2014

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