Hixenbaugh Ancient Art is pleased to present the most recent photography of Joseph Coscia in conjunction with our current exhibition of ancient art:
From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017 From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016 From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016 From 06/09/2016 to 07/30/2016 From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016 From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016 From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015 On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5 From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015 On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24
On view from May 19th through June 30th.
Cosica's latest work delves into photography of different media and involves new lighting techniques. His earlier work focused initially on ancient stone statuary and then later evolved to photos of crumpled paper that had many of the same visual characteristics as marble. The current series of photos are of sculptures that he formed from clay, paper, and beeswax which yielded new textures and forms that again suggest ancient sculptural media. His recent work also draws on Man Ray’s solarization techniques. This effect reverses the shadow areas and transforms the sense of weight and volume of the objects.
Joseph Coscia Jr. developed an intimacy with the changing effects of natural light on stone surfaces over the years he has spent with the Metropolitan Museum of Art collections. He is currently Chief Photographer at the museum, where he has worked for over twenty-five years. His work photographing classical sculptures in various settings and seasons led to his fascination with the qualities of light on sculptures in varying light conditions. His personal photographs of museum pieces explore elements of the works outside the context of the museum setting. Conversely, Joseph views and photographs everyday objects outside the museum in a similar context to how he photographs antiquities, exploring their textures, surfaces, and the play of light in varying conditions. His photographs of his own paper sculptures reflect this process. While in his studio experimenting with various lighting and surfaces, he noticed that cast-off copy paper he was manipulating had developed a likeness to gestural classical sculpture. He photographed these paper pieces in a way that captures the gestures and balance of classical stone works. Joseph received his MFA from Hunter College in 1989 and his BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1982. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and museum books, most notably 'Light on Stone' published in 2004, a photographic essay with introduction by Elizabeth Milleker.
From 01/19/2017 to 02/25/2017
From 10/20/2016 to 12/24/2016
From 09/15/2016 to 10/15/2016
From 06/09/2016 to 07/30/2016
From 04/07/2016 to 05/28/2016
From 12/10/2015 to 02/13/2016
From 10/29/2015 to 12/05/2015
On view in our Chelsea gallery from October 29 through December 5
From 09/17/2015 to 10/24/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from September 17 to October 24
From 06/04/2015 to 08/01/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from June 4 to August 1
From 04/16/2015 to 05/30/2015
On view exclusively at our Chelsea gallery from April 16th to May 30.
From 02/01/2015 to 04/11/2015
Our inaugural show in our newly opened Chelsea gallery, on view now through April 11th, explores the widely varied depictions of the human face in ancient art.
From 11/15/2011 to 12/31/2011
From 06/01/2008 to 06/30/2008
Our current exhibition includes a number of rare and unusual examples of ancient arms and armor including, Greek bronze helmets and horse armor, Roman legionary bricks, Celtic swords and spears, as well as a number of ancient projectile points.
From 03/27/2008 to 04/30/2008
A special exhibition examining the iconography of women in ancient art