Joe Sola Is Making Art

Photo: of an art installation called Joe Sola Is Making Art
Yaletown – Roundhouse

Joe Sola Is Making Art

By Joe Sola

This work is both tongue-in-cheek, part wry humour and part sensuous social commentary. The work places the artist in a box which chronicles his time making art.

The work draws attention to the celebrity status, hungry for the limelight, forced self-promotion inherent in the contemporary art scene. The piece makes visible the idea that making art is a job, which is to “make art” and that it is also a performance, with the artist being “on and off”.

Joe Sola is captivated by the idea of identity politics. This work addresses the absurdity of celebrity status and how it influences contemporary culture.