DOUBLESPEAK: A Solo Exhibition

Very pleased to announce that a solo show of new work will be opening at Sojourn Studios.

The Facebook event can be found HERE. Please feel free to join us, share, and invite others.

Here is a bit about the show along with a preview image. Hope to see you there!

 

JOSH ALAN: DOUBLESPEAK

Doublespeak is a word closely tied to the language of George Orwell’s novel "1984." The word aims to describe the ability to use lies to selectively shape facts while eliminating or confusing ideas that don’t support the agenda. 

In this exhibition of new work, opening Inauguration Day, Josh Alan uses this language to explore the ways in which information is manipulated. Working in a space between collage and photography Alan creates new narratives for the found imagery and disassembled books that shape his photographic and installation works. The exhibition attempts to connect personal experience to social and political currents, violence, and the increasingly strange pendulum swings between progress and the greater darknesses of the past. The result is a focused look at the anxious spirit and turbulence of an America wrestling with identity, historical narratives, and social change. 

Josh Alan was born in 1983 in a small town on the outskirts of Houston. He studied painting at Texas State University. After moving throughout Texas he eventually made his way back to Houston, where he now lives and works. His work, which focuses on American mythology and iconography, is achieved through combinations of disciplines including collage, photography, digital processes, and installation.