Artist Joey Slaughter's paintings explore the idea of the invisible digital world around us by imagining it in full color. His abstract works are constructions of how he perceives conversations between individuals. His paintings through the use of bright and subtle colors explore the range in waves from analouge and digital conversations. Slaughter uses a variety of techniques such as vinyl cutters, laser and CNC routers in a meshing of machine and hand made pieces. He believes by combing tradition and non-traditional processes in his work, it mimics the spontaneity and precision that occurs in conversations.
Slaughter lives in Ruston and is Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University. He earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art in 1997. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2000. In 2012 he received the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Career Enhancement Grant. A few of his highlighted exhibitions include: Louisiana Biennial at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; Cue Gallery in Chelsea, NYC; Dirty South in Miami; Flotsam Sanctus at Capsule Gallery in Chelsea, NYC; and a recent sight specific installation titled Sympathetic Distraction Reaction at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA, as part of the Outside In exhibition. His work has been published twice in New American Paintings. Most recently Slaughter was recently commissioned by Warner Brothers Television to produce three works for the upcoming television series Queen Sugar. Later this Spring, he will be part of the group show Abstract Expressions at the Patrajdas Gallery in Salt Lake City from May 18-June 11 2016.
For more information about Joey Slaughter please visit his website.