Joey Slaughter

My paintings and constructions investigate the “look” of digital information as it is transmitted around us, providing an overabundance of stimuli and therefore, distractions. I create abstract works that references conversations, usually a direct communication between two people. I wonder how a simple conversation is absorbed between people, how they’re connected, and what the conversational wavelengths would look like. The main idea is to create abstractions from conversations if you could see sound waves from analogue and digital devices passing through and around people. I imagine it to be very chaotic, yet beautiful.

I imagine a sentence or phrase as a specific color harmony, and I use color as wavelengths/spectrums our eyes can see. Sometimes they are subtle transitions of color and others are intentionally dissonant. To illustrate the physical presence of all this information, these symbols are then expanded into the 2D and 3D realms through hands on applications, and the use of vinyl cutters, laser and CNC routers. These cut drawings are then combined with painting and other hand-made pieces, resulting in a blend of tight and loose, machine and man. They are not at odds with one another, but rather work together to make a unified whole. The combination of these traditional and non-traditional processes is important, and allows for a play between spontaneity and precision, such as occur in conversations. 

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joey slaughter - spectrum burst
Spectrum burst 24
Acrylic on wood
34” x 34 x 1” 

joey slaughter - spectrum burst
Spectrum burst 26
Acrylic on wood
14” x 14” 
$900.
please inquire

joey slaughter - hush hush
Spectrum burst/hush hush
 (series)
Acrylic on wood
10” x 10” 

joey slaughter - hush hush
joey slaughter - hush hush
joey slaughter - hush hush
 
Spectrum burst/hush hush (series)
Acrylic on wood
8” x 8” 
$450.
please inquire

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