Joelle Provost Exhibit
Oct. 19 - 28
**Opening Reception at the Center on Friday, October 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Her exhibit, title That Which You Cannot See, will be on view to the public from 12-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, October 20-21 & 27-28.
The reception on Friday night includes music by Tony Hannah from 7- 8 p.m.
One year ago Provost held her first solo show in Piedmont. This year’s exhibit merges newer works with works from graduate school at Brooklyn College in 2013-15. While works over the previous five months deal with issues of the Ocean, all works address humanity's role in climate change and widespread ecosystem collapse. Each painting acts as a different piece to the large, complex puzzle of human impact.
Provost hopes these works will leave a lasting effect on the viewer, ideally igniting a proactive stance in the viewer as consumer and participant in global sustainability for future generations.
Joelle Provost is a painter who has been steadily emerging into the art scene fro 10 years. Most recently her work was covered by a globally acclaimed art source, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine. In July this year her work was selected to exhibit at the Museum of Northern California.
Provost's paintings have been featured in the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, ROOM art gallery in Mill Valley, & Spacewomb Gallery in Manhattan. Her works are featured in hundreds of private homes across the U.S. She holds an MFA in Studio Art and Integrated Media from Brooklyn College. She has won the Most Outstanding Artist Award at UC Davis (2010), and the Charles G. Shaw Award at Brooklyn College (2014 and 2015).
Provost has dedicated herself to using art as a means of communicating issues of environmental degradation.
In my recent works I search for the tone of our distinct present, as I feel there is a hollowness that pervades. My drawings keep in mind our environmental crisis and other modern dilemmas, in hope to find that which is still sacred. Often I look to recent past centuries to illuminate what charm existed then, with potential of transporting that same romantic spirit to our present. The objective through my works is to provide an authentic emotional account of our present, forgoing ideals of ascension to human perfection or attempts at avoiding current circumstances.
For more information, see her website at: www.joelleprovost.com.