Joell Baxter's Solo Exhibition
Iterate, Reiterate

Joell Baxter is a Brooklyn-based artist. In 2024 she will complete a permanent commission in Queens as part of NYC Department of Cultural Affair's Art for Public Schools. Baxter has been a􀁚arded residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the Lower East Side Printshop; and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. Recent exhibitions include Field Projects, New York, NY, and the Marsh Gallery at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Baxter's work chases fleeting visions at the intersection of color and space. Built out of layers of printed, woven, and cut paper, the stacks of open weave reveal the layers beneath, forming complex structures of overlapping shapes and colors that pixelate and waver. Geometric compositions repeat within and across works at different scales and hues, referencing the ease of these shifts in digital space but enacted painstakingly by hand. Within each strip of paper, the printed colors are always in motion, graduating from one fully saturated hue to its spectral opposite. Laid directly on floors and circling walls, these works visually shift even as the viewer stays in place, materializing the unstable shifts of light and air and atoms surrounding us.

In this exhibition, Baxter transforms our gallery into a shimmering, permeable sanctuary. Floor-to-ceiling woven panels create a room within a room, turning the very architecture into a canvas of light. As you enter, multiple porous layers come alive, filling voids with vibrant, shifting colors. Visitors are invited to explore this space, simultaneously observing and shaping the experience.

Step inside and become part of the art itself, as your movement creates ever-changing patterns of light and shadow. This is more than an exhibition—it's an immersive journey that challenges perceptions and ignites the imagination where every visit promises a unique encounter with color, form, and space.

"I am interested the idea that light is always moving around, over, and through us. Although I am fixing color on paper, the nature of the weave and the cutting causes the color to constantly shift, so there is still a sense of flux, as with light moving over a landscape. The weave and the gaps left from the cutting also reference pixelation, so there is another kind of shift from analog light to digital light."

- Joell Baxter, 2015

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  • Exhibition
  • September 7 - 28, 2024

  • Opening Reception
  • Saturday, September 7, 2024 @ 4 pm - 6 pm
  • Schedule Your Visit

  • Workshop
  • Saturday, September 28, 2024 @ 3 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Free and open to the public.
  • All materials provided.
  • Please check the event page to learn more about the workshop.

  • Location
  • Garage Art Center
    26-01 Corporal Kennedy Street
    Bayside, NY 11360