By Roya Fathalizadeh —
Resonant Disclosures, an art exhibition by Joshua Watts, is currently on display at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts in Downtown Louisville.
This collection of works uses solar-powered lightbox images and videos to exhibit the beginning of a conversation that needs a second participant in order to continue. Each piece is an offer of Watts’ interpretation of his experience using text and images to tell a story.
Watts, originally from the United States, is an assistant professor of printmaking at Zayed University in Dubai. And his works have been displayed in various regions throughout the world.
His pieces examine an array of settings and the search for identity in each person he meets. From his work showcasing people, you get a glimpse of who they are as a person as he incorporates them into his art. He has used glass, wood, paper, sand and rope combined with ink pigments to tell the story of where he has been and what he has seen.
“My recent creative work is the direct result of moving to the United Arab Emrates,” he said in his artist statement. “I focus very intently on the examination of identity and location through the individuals and objects I have found in my new surroundings.”
Watts is always looking for new and creative ways to communicate the ideas he has to the viewing public. His lightbox artwork display makes this his first U.S. exhibition since relocating to Dubai in 2008.
The gallery is on display until Feb. 6. Admission to Cressman Center of Visual Arts is free and open to the public. You will leave the gallery in awe of his work and the ways in which he expresses his creativity.