Josh Meillier's work is the soothing sound of nails on chalkboard. The blackboard imagery relates to education revolution caused by the Internet. Indeed, the icy cold palette and industrial texture - of steel, aluminum, or concrete - add to the uncertainty if what the viewer is seeing is an illusion floating in that manmade space or some familiar reality. In this case, receiving mixed signals is a good thing.
Josh Meillier (b. 1990, Northfield Minnesota; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) Meillier completed his BFA in drawing and painting at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013, and he completed his MFA in painting at Pratt Institute in 2020. He has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina. His most recent shows have been Indistinct Relations at CIRCA Gallery, Material Poetics, at New Gallery in Brooklyn NY, Lately, at CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, and i dont understand this world, at Space369 in St. Paul, MN. He is currently represented by CIRCA Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.