Chie Fueki & Joshua Marsh

Behind Closed Eyes
June 24, 2023   -   July 23, 2023

Evoking dreams and connecting with early memories, Chie Fueki and Joshua Marsh each make works on paper that allow seeing to emerge from the process of engaging with materials, as opposed to empirical observation. Both Fueki and Marsh’s works were made primarily at the Koganecho artist residency in Yokohama Japan, where they had neighboring studios during spring of ‘23. Fueki’s colorful works revolve around the cherry blossoms lining the Ōoka River, passing near the residency studios and stretching by the train station where she was born one stop away. The shimmering surfaces of these folded paper “quilts” and mixed media drawings construct an equivalence of the blossoms in Yokohama she heard stories of while growing up in Brazil, in bloom when she was brought home from the hospital at birth. Marsh’s graphite drawings unfold through a searching touch of pencil point to paper, channeling the atmosphere of a specific stream in Pennsylvania he often walked to during childhood. Each drawing emerges as a new formation of the place’s vocabulary of flows, growth and deterioration, dreamt into being without describing states of affairs as strictly remembered.

Joshua Marsh was born in Pennsylvania in 1973, receiving an MFA from Yale University in 1997 and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited at Jeff BaileyGallery in New York and Hudson, NY, at Mother Gallery in Beacon, NY, Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and have been included within exhibitions at DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY; Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden; and the New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT. In2015 his paintings were included in the American Academy of Arts andLetters Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts. His paintings and drawings have been reviewed in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The BrooklynRail,Art in America, and Whitehot Magazine. His work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA, Woodmere Art Museum, PA, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.He currently lives and works inBeacon, NY.

Chie Fueki (b. 1973) lives and works in Beacon, NY. Fueki was born in Yokohama, Japan, and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She earned her MFA at Yale University and her BFA at The Ringling College of Art and Design. She is an inaugural recipient of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship, recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2022), UMOCA’s Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting (2023), the Purchase Prize (2021, 2004), and Rosenthal Family FoundationAward (2004) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Recent solo exhibitions include: Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2005, 2008,2013, 2023);DC Moore Gallery, NY, NY (2022);Orlando Museum of Art,FL (2014),Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (2006, 2011);and BillMaynes Gallery (2002, 2003). She has public artwork at PS 92Q, QueensNY, and HHS Lerner Children Pavilion, New York, NY. Her work is included in permanent collections of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,TX; Orlando Museum of Art, FL; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; the Hirshhorn Museum, D.C.; and the Pizzuti Collection at Columbus Museum of Art, OH