Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of new abstract paintings by Joshua Podoll. Meditation plays an important role in the making of his work and becomes evident in the way he plays with perspective and space. The experience of meditating and the act of painting become indistinguishable to Podoll and he encourages the viewer to engage the work in this contemplative fashion. He also strives to slow down the way the painting is absorbed by rupturing the various spatial planes within the composition.
Joshua Podoll was born in Seattle in 1972. He currently lives and works in San Francisco. He has exhibited at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA (2002); Close Calls, Headlands Center For The Arts, Fort Barry, CA, curated by Linda Samuels (2003); Retreat, Peres Projects, Los Angeles (2003); Abstractions, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY, curated by Linda Horn and Nancy Van Deren (2006); Feature Gallery, New York, NY (2003, 2006) as well as Without Sun, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, curated by Carole Ann Klondarides (2007).