Joe Ballweg: Jazz Burger Drool

Drifter Azoob, Oil on linen, 96” x 72”, 2016.

The first thing you are faced with, as a viewer, when regarding Joe Ballweg’s work is the task of distinguishing field from form. The space of the paintings is unstable and, if you look away, there is the worry that things will have rearranged themselves by the time you look back. This uncertainty is almost absurdly and hilariously stopped short when you come to understand that this floating, chemical slurry contains a downright conventional port...

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