Joshua Greenberg

 

Artist Statement

Photo-based imagery combines elements of photography with digital processing to produce new abstract compositions.  Both photograph and processing contribute to the final print.  The objective is a new image with its own sense of abstraction and movement, which is based on and retains elements of the original photograph.  This allows core features and strengths of photography to be combined in new ways to produce contemporary art.  At the same time, experimenting with less explored dimensions of photography may also contribute to an enhanced digital art platform.

A camera is used for the subject, framing and light control involved in the initial photograph.  The use of a computer to process the emerging composition takes place in digital workspace, which provides an additional set of potential options.  It is the interaction between photograph and processing which creates the environment for new art.  The image is no longer composed only through a viewfinder, but also in a computer.  Control of elements such as, light, texture, and balance is also extended.  In this way, photo-based imagery may help make the contributions of photography to contemporary art more diverse.

Selected Exhibitions

Similarities and Differences II: Six Viridian Affiliates, Group Exhibition by Six Affiliate Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2017.

Once Upon a Time II: Viridian Artists 46th Annual Holiday Invitational Exhibit, Gallery members and Guest Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2017.

Unusual Politics: The Madness of Reality, Invitational Exhibit, Gallery Members and Guest Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2016.

Similarities and Differences: Nine Viridian Affiliates, Group Exhibit by Nine Affiliate Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2016.

In the Spirit: Viridian Artists’ 45th Annual Holiday Invitational, Gallery Members and Guest Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2016.

The CAA at 70, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2015.

The Paint Show, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2015.

Beyond Reality: Eight Viridian Affiliates: Group Exhibit by Eight Affiliate Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2015.

Holiday Madness: Viridian Artists and Friends, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2014.

Director’s Choice: From Virtual to Actual 3, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2014.

Director’s Choice: From Virtual to Actual II, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2014.

Real/ Imagined: Nine Viridian Affiliates, Group Exhibit by Nine Affiliate Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2014.

Once Upon a Time: Viridian Artists and Friends, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2013.

The 69th Annual Member’s Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

The 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Director’s Choice Presentation, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2013.

The 12th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

The Recycle Snow, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Face to Face, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge MA, 2013.

The Secrets Snow, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2013.

Disconnected Realities: Viridian Affiliate Artists, Group Exhibit by Eleven Affiliate Artists, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2013.

Endings and Beginnings: Viridian Artists and Friends, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

Director’s Choice: Picture Perfect II, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

The 2012 International Fine Art Photography Competition: Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Juror Award of Merit in the Abstract Category, Paris, France.

The 68th Annual Member’s Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2012.

The 18th Annual Griffin Museum Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, 2012.

The 23rd Annual International Juried Exhibition, Director’s Choice Presentation, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

The 2012 Danforth Museum Juried Exhibition: Off the Wall, The Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.

The 11th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2012.

Order and Chaos, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 2012.

The 2nd International Juried Photography Exhibition, Director’s Choice Presentation, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

Drawing the Line, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 2012.

Scratching the Surface, Best Photography Prize, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2012.

The 2011 Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

The 67th Annual Member’s Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2011.

Media, Materials and Meaning, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2011.

The 66th Annual Member’s Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2010.

The 2009 Red Biennial, Cambridge Art Association, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.