Transgressive: Review by Kerry Kugelman, Coagula

“Joseph’s paintings of morning glories are lush and verdant, pools of green leaves and twining stems that erupt into saturated colors in the flower’s trumpet-shaped blossoms. Executed in both oil and gouache, the paintings resonate in different ways. The oil paintings, like BlossomsM, have less saturated color than the gouaches, but provide closer views of the flowers. The gouaches smolder and glow with luminescent hues of pink, blue, and purple, as in Chaos 3 (one of a suite of nine paintings, hung in a grid), and Purple Morning Glories 2, the velvety surface of the unframed gouache accentuating the colors in each work. Throughout, the works extend to the edge of their paper and canvas, as though straining to burst past those borders.”