American, b. 1979
Based in Los Angeles, Joshua Hagler’s work has followed a natural evolution from an intense interest in religious thought and its history into Westward Expansion, notions of progress in exploration, and even into theoretical physics. With a focus on oil painting, Joshua’s ideas and interests expand into installation, video, animation, book making and other projects. Feelings of amnesia, redemptive yearning, and the freezing or collapsing of time weave throughout his various projects and media. As of 2006, Joshua has exhibited in both galleries and museums throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, many of which have been solo exhibitions. His most recent show, “The Adopted,” dealt with westward expansion, focusing on the dynamics between the Natives and the Whites. In late 2015 and early 2016, “The Adopted” traveled from La Sierra University in Riverside, California to JAUS Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2017 debut Joshua will debut most ambitious project to date at the Brand Library Art Center in Los Angeles and will include sculpture, sound installation, and new experiments in his painting practice.
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Venison Magazine: Joshua Hagler
Inspired by Westerns, Joshua Hagler Carves into Colonialism with a New Series of Paintings