JOSEPH SLUSKY

JOSEPH   SLUSKY

 

Résumé:

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008 "Joseph Slusky: Painted Metal Sculpture," Retrospective Sculpture Exhibition: 1975 - 2008, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2008 "Antología Escultórica," Joseph Slusky / Esculturas en Metal (Retrospective Sculpture Exhibition: 1975 - 2008), Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
2008 "Joseph Slusky / Painted Metal Sculptures: 1987 - 2007," Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA
2007 "Joseph Slusky - Sculpture Survey: 1973 - 2007," The Sanchez Art Center at the Pacific Center for the Arts, Pacifica, CA
2003 "Drawings and Painted Metal Sculpture," Knorr Gallery, San Mateo, CA
2002 "Steel Dreams - Painted Sculptures by Joseph Slusky," Concourse Gallery (Bank of America Building), San Francisco, CA
2002 "Fossils - Steel and Paper Works,” Artemis Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Steel Dreams - Painted Metal Sculptures by Joseph Slusky," City of Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2000 "Joseph Slusky: Painted Metal Sculptures," Environmental Design Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1999 "Sculpture Survey 1978 - 1998" Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court at City Center, Oakland, CA
1998 "Drawings and Sculpture," Gallery "A", Dresden, Germany
1997 "Dialogues: Steel and Paper Works," John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1996 "Sculpture and Drawings," Galerie Johannesstrasse, Erfurt, Germany
1996 "Sculpture and Drawings: 1975 - 1996," King Heller Gallery, Bodega, CA
1994 "Sculpture Exhibition," Peerless Lighting Corporation, Berkeley, CA
1992 "Sculpture and Drawings," Barclay Simpson Fine Arts Gallery, Lafayette, CA
1992 "Sculpture and Drawings," Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1990 "Joseph Slusky - Sculpture and Drawings," Holy Names College, Kennedy Art Center Gallery, Oakland, CA
1988 "New Sculpture," Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986 "Sculpture and Drawings," Victor Fischer Galleries, Oakland, CA
1984 "Sculpture and Drawings: 1975 - 1984," Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
1983 "Sculpture and Drawings," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1983 "Sculpture and Drawings," Wurster Hall Gallery, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1976 Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1976 Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
1974 DeSaisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 "25th Anniversary," Sculpturesite Gallery, Glen Ellen, CA
2009 "Assemblage + Collage + Construction," Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
2009 "Holiday Arts Festival," Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2008-2009 "Civic Center Art Exhibition 2008 - 2009," Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2007-2009 "Group Exhibition," Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA2008 "Holiday Arts Festival," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2008 "Joseph Slusky / Newsworthy and Inner Landscapes" and "Katie Hawkinson/ Guanajuato Prints," Generator Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
2007-2008 "Civic Center Art Exhibition 2007 - 2008," Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2007-2008 "Big Ideas, Small Works: Miniature Sculptures and Maquettes," Scultpuresite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 "Joe Sam and Joseph Slusky," Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007 "Opening Show: The Collection," Museum of Friends, Walsenburg, CO
2007 "Group Exhibition," Alta Bates Summit Community Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2007 "A Strong Vision: Three Decades of Exhibitions," Weigand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
2006-2007 "Group Show of City Artists," Berkeley Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2006 "70th Anniversary Exhibition / Auction," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2006 "Joseph Slusky: Painted Steel Sculpture and Karl Vischer: Lucite Paintings," 525 Market Street Exhibition Space, San Francisco, CA
2006 "Three Views From Here - Katie Hawkinson, Chip Sullivan, Joseph Slusky," Strange Cargo Art and Collectibles, Locke, CA
2006 "Primaries - Contemporary Sculpture in Primary Colors," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 "Holiday Arts Festival 2005," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2005 "Works on Paper by 5 Bay Area Sculptures," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 "The Light of Spring - Art by Joseph Slusky and Katie Hawkinson," Peerless Lighting, Berkeley, CA
2005 "Scents of Purpose - Artists Interpret the Spice Box," The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
2005 "Osmosis II - Paintings and Sculptures by Katie Hawkinson and Joseph Slusky," Steingart Gallery at Laney College, Oakland, CA
2002-2005 "Berkeley Artists," Berkeley Civic Center Building Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
2004 "Tangents - Paintings and Sculptures by Katie Hawkinson and Joseph Slusky," Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2004 "Group Show," Center for Integrated Systems: Stanford University Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA
2004 "Joseph Slusky and Katie Hawkinson - Paintings and Sculptures," Lilith, Berkeley, CA
2004 "Contemporary Perspectives: Preview and Auction,” Museum of Contemporary Art at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
2003 "Works on Paper - Exhibition by Gallery Artists," Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2003 "A Leap of Faith - Contemporary Figurative, Glass Sculpture and Abstract Painting," Inaugural Exhibition, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA
2002 "Dialogues: Sculptures and Paintings by Katie Hawkinson and Joseph Slusky," Orinda Library Art Gallery, Orinda, CA
2001 "Group Landscape Show," BACCA 1010 (Bay Area Center for the Consolidated Arts), Berkeley, CA
2001 "Platters That Matter," Exhibition and auction benefiting Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2001 "City of Hayward Permanent Collection Exhibition," Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2001 "Summer Group Show," Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA
2001 "Group Show," BACCA 1010, Berkeley, CA
2001 "Bay Area Selections: Jewelry / Metal Arts," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2001 "Inaugural Year Long Exhibition by Berkeley Artists," Berkeley Civic Center Building, Berkeley, CA
2001 "Play Ball!: Group Show with a Baseball Theme," George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 "Macquette Exhibit: Three Finalists for the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Sculpture / Fountain Competition," Oakland City Hall, Oakland, CA
2000 "Group Exhibit," Mill Valley Sculpture Gardens, Mill Valley, CA
2000 "George Lloyd / Joseph Slusky: Works on Paper," Auco Cisco Gallery, Portland, ME
2000 "Pacific Rim Sculptor's Group: Early Members Tribute," Contract Design Center, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Diamonds and Dust: The Art of Baseball," George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Osmosis: Paintings and Sculptures by Katie Hawkinson and Joseph Slusky," Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 "The Gift of Art: Small Works," Cecile Moochnek Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 "Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret the Tzedakah Box," The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1999 "Fresh Chickens and Sculpted Scapes: Works by Robert Simons and Joseph Slusky," Sconehenge Café Exhibition Space, Berkeley, CA
1999 "Dialogues: Sculptures and Paintings by Katie Hawkinson and Joseph Slusky," Mill Valley Sculpture Gardens, Mill Valley, CA
1999 "The Breakfast Group," The Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA
1999 "Kos Chaim - A Cup of Life," Sixty contemporary artists' interpretations of the Kiddush Cup, Margolis Gallery of Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, TX
1999 "Drawing Without Models," Wiegand Gallery at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA
1998 "Sculptural Perspectives for the New Millennium,” The LEF Foundation, St. Helena, CA
1997 "A Matter of Form," Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1997 "Seattle ArtFair," Seattle, WA
1997 The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1997 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1996,1997 "Chicago Art Fair," Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
1995 "Maquette Exhibition: Ideas and Proposals for Public Sculpture," Museo Val'Aosta, Val'Aosta, Italy
1993 William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1982 "Sculpture ‘82 - A Contemporary Survey," Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
1980 "Painted Sculpture," Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1978 San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1968 Skanska Konstmuseum, Lund, Sweden
1965 "400th Anniversary Michelangelo Exhibit and Competition," California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

Public Collections
City of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
City of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
City of Hayward, Hayward, CA
City of Orinda, Orinda, CA
The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

Selected Private Collections
Peerless Lighting Corporation, Berkeley, CA
Barclay and Sharon Simpson, Orinda, CA
John and Kati Casida, Berkeley, CA
Sam Davis, Oakland, CA
Stan and Anne Rice, New Orleans, LA
Ken and Joanne Nitzberg, Oakland, CA
Douglas and Leni Herst, Ross, CA
Adelie Landis Bischoff, Berkeley, CA
John and Lois Wachner Solomon, Piedmont, CA
Dick Shapiro and Pat Sakai, Oakland, CA
Ron and Sandy Baers, Newport Beach, CA
Keith Alward, Berkeley, CA
Ken and Christina Waldeck, Mill Valley, CA
Miriam De Uriarte, New York, NY
Walter Hood Jr., Oakland, CA
David Baker, Oakland, CA
Joel and Barbara Renbaum, Ross, CA
Joyce Hawkins, Orinda, CA
Ruth and Jim Benson, Minneapolis, MN
Alison Geballe, San Francisco, CA
Sheila Dickie, Richmond, CA
Russ Ellis / Julie Shearer, Berkeley, CA
Charles Kahn, Berkeley, CA
David and Joyce Glatt, Berkeley, CA
Ralf Weber and Sharon Larner, Dresden, Germany
Niki and Bill Leckie, British Columbia, Canada
Robert Gilbert and Marcia Mallen, Calabasas, CA
Jerry Dommer, Berkeley, CA CA
Jack and Diana Damonte, Berkeley, CA
Mary Lou Licwinko, San Francisco, CA
Karen Brumer, New York, NY
Roger Montgomery, Berkeley, CA
Leslie Haber, Sacramento, CA
Gerta Wingerd, Paris, France
Susan Ohori, Santa Fe, NM
Leslie Becker, Berkeley, CA
Jean Freedman, Hollywood, CA
Amy and Kirk Prentiss, Oakland, CA
Nancy Chu, Berkeley, CA
George Lloyd, Portland, ME
Ray Lifchez and Judith Stronick, Berkeley, CA
Bayer Corporation, Berkeley, CA
Dennis and Deborah Cohen, Berkeley, CA
Ralph and Teresa Yanello, Danville, CA

Catalogs
2002 Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, The Contemporary Jewish Museum
2002 City of Berkeley Public Art Collection, Civic Commission
1999 Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret the Tzedakah Box, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
1999 Drawing Without models: George Lloyd, Abby Shahn, Joe Slusky, Chip Sullivan, Weigand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA
1999Joseph Slusky: Sculpture Survey 1978 - 1998, The Oakland Museum of California Sculpture Court at City Center

Publications
1999 Jack Foley “Better Living Through Alchemy” Express, The East Bay Weekly, March 12
1994 Andy Burmer “Joe Slusky: The Fluidity of Feeling and the Solidity of Form” Misions Art Quarterly Spring
1986 Victoria Power “Contrast of Concept and Form” Artweek, March 29
1980 Mollie O’Neal “Materiality and Illusion” Artweek, May 31
1978 Susan Eason “Gestures in Two and Three Dimensions”, Artweek, November 11
1976 Thomas Albright “A Strong Sculptor Getting Stronger”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 19
1974 Alfred Frankenstein “Comedies in Scrap Metal”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25

Education
1966 Bachelor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1969 Master of Art, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Statement:

"The historic roots of this work are found in the cubist, constructivist and surrealist movements. The sculptures and drawings attempt to explore realms of the subconscious; it is the unknown that I'm concerned with. The premise is that within one there are structures waiting to be excavated. The sculptures are like fossils- the imagination fossilized. The fascination and intrigue with the metal medium lies in its hardness and intransigence as contrasted with the more ephemeral human qualities of flesh and fluid. I do not work from models or sketches. I do not have or desire to have any preconceived idea about what the finished work will look like. Each work is a new exploration or journey. The inherent aspects of sculpture explored in each work have to do with the objects multidimensional persona, the relationship between form and color, gesture, and tactility. Color is an essential aspect of the sculpture. Its evolution and integration with the sculptural form echoes the additive-subtractive process that occurs in the three-dimensional resolution of the work. Drawing is more immediate and direct in its nature. It can rapidly generate a multitude of ideas that in part reflect the sculptural forms or shapes that are being fabricated or manipulated at a particular time. In this way the drawing tends to keep the mind limber and agile in its confrontation with the harder, more obdurate metal medium."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associated Exhibitions

In the Gallery
August 1 - October 15, 2017
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June 1 - September 30, 2017
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In the Gallery
August 28 - November 5, 2016
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25th Anniversary
August 29 - December 5, 2015
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Works on Paper
November 26, 2005 - February 18, 2006
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