Joshua Hagler "The Adopted"
Joshua Hagler is set to open his first LA solo exhibition with JAUS on January 29th. Employing a virtuosic arsenal of marks, scrapes, brushstrokes and drips characteristic of his more recent paintings, Hagler responds to Western genre films with works that transition effortlessly between figuration and abstraction from passage to passage, and piece to piece. Filmic references serve as departure points into meditations on the spiritual condition of the “Colonist,” a recurrent archetype within the artist’s oeuvre. In addition, Hagler will present a new video piece entitled “Between Winds” that follows the same conceptual thread as his paintings.January 27, 2016