In the Gallery
Magenta Yenta by Rebecca Joskey
Presented in conjunction with the Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival. Rebecca Joskey is a Tulsa based artist. Rebecca is stylistically interested in abstract expressionism and her work has been exhibited and purchased at galleries such as Living Arts, 108 Contemporary, MOREcolor Gallery, M.A. Doran Gallery, and Tulsa Artist Coalition Gallery. Joskey challenges her viewers with a unique approach to abstract expressionism. Joskey’s work does not fit into the conventions of painting or mosaic work. Instead, she is interested in asking the audience questions about where the familiar and mundane fit into art. Her “paper mosaics” and collages are made from techniques from both painting and the craft of mosaic art. This style of art combines underpaintings on canvas with applied painted papers to create rich tapestry-like abstract pieces. Joskey’s work is intuitive and loaded with fun content supported by sincere and bold colorwork. Acrylic, cardboard, tissue, oil pastel, gunpowder, tile, monoprint papers, and slate are the amount the materials that weave and unwind through the themes in her work. Joskey’s work is playful and relatable and she credits Looney Tunes, Camp Fire Girls, and having a “free-range” childhood for developing an artistic attitude and ability to observe.