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My work is an examination of systematic production and modular construction. Motivated by the seriality, pattern, and function of tract housing and other modular block structures, I use the framework of the grid to reimagine space and form. The puzzle-like nature of each composition is the result of working with a kit of parts – an alphabet of sorts – derivative of architectural components and simple building blocks.
The process of composing and ultimately printing each piece is much like a construction job in itself, relying on mathematical structure and organization. These compositions walk the line between representation and abstraction, both referential of architectural plans and structures, yet also readable as strictly formal explorations. They are simultaneously plastic and rigid, physically locked into place by process and also infinitely reworkable. The work maintains a minimal aesthetic and selective palette to emphasize the formal and process-driven experimentation within.
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Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker from Philadelphia, PA living and working in Manchester, N.H. He received a BFA in printmaking and photography from Kutztown University and a MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Josh is the founder and director of Directangle Press, a small printshop and publishing house specializing in short-run editions and ephemera.
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