A Field Guide to Getting Lost
March 6 - 27, 2020
Robert Lange Studios, 2 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401

A Field Guide to Getting Lost features the work of disrupted realist painter Joshua Flint. This show is a series of paintings that capture fleeting moments in time that feel like memories or dreams. All are welcome at the March 6 opening from 5-8pm at Robert Lange Studios where the artist will be on hand to answer questions.

The show draws a direct connection to literature and a book of the same name by Rebecca Solnit, whose writing embraces and explores “memory, place, loss, desire, and transformation. She’s one of a number of authors who Flint looked to for ideas presented in this body of work.

“The show is a visual metaphor for how we experience in life,” explains Flint. “The paintings are about recollection, the fragmentary nature of identity, and the necessary faultiness of memory.”

He is very interested in how each piece develops a sense of a wandering memory and the way we journey through a variety of places, the unknown territories, these liminal spaces, and the people who populate them. “Painting allows me to enter into subjects or topics at unexpected angles so that I can open up the imagery to greater possibilities than what I’ve previously known or experienced,” he says.

Axis Mundi, Joshua Flint, oil on canvas, 60 x 84

Fallen Branches, Joshua Flint, oil on mylar on wood, 17 x 14

Lakeside, Joshua Flint, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48

Opening Night, Joshua Flint, oil on linen, 40 x 30

The Messenger, Joshua Flint, oil on panel, 24 x 24

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