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  • Joe Guy

    Adams Middleton Gallery

    Joe Guy subscribes to a kind of transcendental spiritualism that has one foot in the Middle Ages and one foot in the process art of the ’70s. Working slowly and in extremely gradual steps of development, he creates wall-mounted painting-objects that have the sculptural quality of reliefs. Each of them is made by stretching several layers of paper across an arrangement of frames of different sizes, applying a mixture of powdered graphite and Rhoplex to the surface with brush and palette knife, and finally coating it with clear wax and burnishing it with a smooth stone. The result is some very

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