David Kaye Gallery » Joseph Muscat

SCrude
October 5 - 29, 2017
Meet the artist: Saturday, October 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Interface: paintings and constructions
April 3 - 27, 2014

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Interface is a commonly used computer term I’ve given this recent group of paintings and relief wall constructions. Their imagery is derived from and inspired by the interconnection between brain activity and the electronic processing of our digital computer hardware. The human brain has transformed technology but is technology transforming our brain?

Brain cells and microchips are symbolically and imaginatively represented through suggestive images and abstract markings often used in my work. Tree branches mimic the cerebral and mainframe networks and connections.

GALLERY

Joseph Muscat, Myelinated Firewall, 2014, mixed media construction, 16 X 6 X 2 in.Joseph Muscat, Programming Neurons, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24 X 24 in., framedJoseph Muscat, Love At First Byte, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24 X 36 in.Joseph Muscat, PsychSomatic, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 24 X 36 in.Joseph Muscat, Cardiac Unrest, 2014, mixed media construction, 12 X 6 X 3 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Randomly Accessing My Memory, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 34 X 58 in.Joseph Muscat, To Siri With Love, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 52 X 77 in.Joseph Muscat, Quick Response, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 14 X 14 in.Joseph Muscat, Quick Response 2, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 14 X 14 in.Joseph Muscat, Micro Fiche & Chips, 2014, acrylic & tar paper on canvas, 14 X 36 in., framedJoseph Muscat, Embedheads, 2013, acrylic canvas, 3 panels 12 X 12 in. each, framedJoseph Muscat, Code RGB, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 3 panels 12 X 12 in. each, framedJoseph Muscat, Cache & Cortex, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 36 X 24 in.Joseph Muscat, Sensory Overload, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 32 X 56 in., framedJoseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Interface, Exhibition installation view.

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Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types
July 7 - August 14, 2011

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Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types is a series of mix media collages borne out of an earlier and more extensive series titled Storm Warning. Initially based on the story of the Biblical Flood as a contemporary metaphor of our environmental woes, both bodies of work make reference to the boat - Ark as a symbol of salvation, hope and survival in a rather tempestuous climate of ecological degradation and political turmoil.

GALLERY

Joseph Muscat, Wind at my Back, 2011, mixed media, 13 X 18 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Bitter End, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 4 X 22 in.Joseph Muscat, Survie du plus apte, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 54 X 66 in.Joseph Muscat, Up a Creek Without a Paddle, 2011, mixed media, 12 X 13 in., 20 X 20 in. framed, SOLD.Joseph Muscat, ‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Night, 2011, mixed media, 10 X 15 in., 17 X 21 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Basket Case, 2011, mixed media, 13 X 9 in., 20 X 16 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Méteo pour un solitaire, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 47 X 60 in.Joseph Muscat, Ark #5, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 20 in, 12 X 23 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Ark #2, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 3 X 15 in., 11 X 20 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Ark #10, 2011, acrylic on tar paper and copper, 5 X 15 in., 13 X 21 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Under the Weather, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 22 X 24 in.Joseph Muscat, Batten Down the Hatches, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 21 X 21in.Joseph Muscat, For Cod & Country, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 10 X 16 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Three Sheets to the Wind, 2010, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 16 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Buoy #3, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 13 in.Joseph Muscat, Buoy #5, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 7 in.Joseph Muscat, Buoy #4, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 6 in.Joseph Muscat, Buoy #2, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 9 in.Joseph Muscat, Buoy #1, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 8 in.Joseph Muscat, Riders in the Storm, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 47 X 54 in.Joseph Muscat, Ark #9, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 14 X 12 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Ark #8, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 13 X 11 in.Joseph Muscat, Ark #3, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 6 X 14 in., SOLD.Joseph Muscat, Ark #4, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 13 in.Joseph Muscat, Ark #1, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 17.63 in.Joseph Muscat, Wreck, 2011, mixed media, 38 X 50 X 2.5 in.Joseph Muscat, Ark #7, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 4 X 11.75 in.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift - Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.JJoseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.JJoseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Cast Adrift / Arch-è-types, Exhibition installation view.

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OSA in the GTA: a year later
LYNNE McILVRIDE EVANS
JUDITH GRAHAM
JOSEPH MUSCAT
July 30 - August 23, 2009

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GALLERY

Fragments #34: Homeostatis, 2005, acrylic on tar paper, 9 X 9.25 in.Fragments #56: Lifeline, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 7.75 X 7.88 X 0.88 in.Fragments #64: Collective Memory, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 10 X 8 in.Fragments #65: Remember to Forget, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 9.25 X 9.25 in.Fragments #66: History in the Making, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 10.75 X 11.25 in.Fragments #67: Cross-Currents, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 8.75 X 8.75 in.Fragments #68: Lightning Never Strikes Twice, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 8 dia. X 2 in.Fragments #69: A Little Rain, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 16.75 X 7.75 in.Fragments #70: Enlighten Me, 2009, acrylic on tar paper, 12.5 X 7.75 in.

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Fragments: painted collages
October 2 - 26, 2008

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Fragments Series

I build collages using an industrial tar paper which I tear by hand and then glue, seal and paint in acrylic. These collage paintings, which I’ve been producing since 2002, evolved from my earlier canvas paintings. They are no longer confined to a specific, designated shape or space but grow in a fluid and sometimes open-ended assemblage. Although the material is non-archival it has an excellent record for longevity and preservation.

I arrived at this mode of mixed-media painting, partly by accident while rebuilding my studio after a terrible fire, and partly by design while reminiscing some childhood memories of my father. He was a restorer of broken sculptures, fine china vases and other objets d’art. I was inspired then, and became inspired once again, by my recollection of boxes filled with fragments of pottery or faience arriving at our house and leaving several weeks later completely reassembled and wholesome, with hardly an indication of their previous injured state.

Each collage grows and expands in an amorphous, spontaneous and often non-orderly way; sometimes it grows like a crystal, sometimes like an organism finding its way to a state of visual equilibrium. The subject matter and the title are synthetically evoked by the finished work. Each work is symbolically a metaphor for restoration, be it one’s life, a relationship or our stressed-out planet.

GALLERY

Joseph Muscat, Fragments #1: In Search Of ..., 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 10 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #2: Forgone Conclusion, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 11 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #5: Repatriation, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 9 X 9 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #7: Outlandish, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 10 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #10: Dire Straits, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 7 X 19 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #13: Break Up, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 8 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framed, SOLDJoseph Muscat, Fragments #14: Rebound, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8.5 X 10 in., 17.5 X 17.5 framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #22: Penny Wise, Ground Foolish, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 10 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #23: Above Water, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 10 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #25: Parting Ways, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 9 X 9 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #27: Checkmate, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8.5 X 8.5 in., 17.5 X17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #31: All That Glitters, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 8 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #34: Homeostasis, 2006, acrylic on paper, 9 X 9 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #35: Down to Earth, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 10 X 11 in., SOLDJoseph Muscat, Fragments #42: Archisanctum, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 40 X 36 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #46: Turning Up the Heat/Salle d'urgence, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 58 in. dia.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #48: Calculated Risk, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 9 X 7.5 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #49: No Regrets, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 10 X 9 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #50, The Heart Beats Different Here, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 9 X 9 in., SOLDJoseph Muscat, Fragments #53: Fin de Siècle/Floodgates, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 56 in. dia.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #54: On Borrowed Time, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 7.5 X 10 in., 17.5 X 17.5 in. framedJoseph Muscat, Fragments #55: Soft Landing, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 4 X 14 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #56: Lifeline, 2007, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 8 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #57: Idiopathic, 2008, acrylic on tar paper, 11 X 11 in., SOLDJoseph Muscat, Fragments #60: The Fast Frontier, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 6 X 14.5 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #61: My Space or Your Space?, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8.5 X 22.5 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #62: Pray Station, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 8 X 15 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments #63: Sci Fi Shy, 2006, acrylic on tar paper, 5 X 16 in.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.Joseph Muscat, Fragments: recent collage, Exhibition installation view.