My work examines the human condition by twisting the familiar ways in which elements are rendered or arranged leading to the suggestion of disjunctive narrative. In the same way that dreams force us to navigate a landscape that is internally defined, at once familiar and strange, my work builds tenuous relationships through juxtaposition in order to create scenarios that defy everyday explication. This use of narrative grammar combined with dissonant contiguity creates an autarchical world where the battles fought, struggles undertaken and dramas played out are all self-contained. Like the currency of our dream lives, the indirect language of contiguity; analogy, metaphor and simile are the lenses through which this world is viewed.
Joshua Field is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist and Assistant Professor of Foundations and Foundations Coordinator at Tennessee Tech University. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His work has been featured in numerous publications including ArtSlant, DailyCandy, DesignYouTrust, and Saatchi Online’s 100 Curators, 100 Days and is held in both private and public collections. He has participated in residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and is the founder of Distance Gallery, a not-for-profit online platform to help artists and curators maintain community and exposure during the pandemic.