Joan Mitchell Center

Joey Slaughter

Ruston, LA
Sculpture
October 14–November 15
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“I’ve long been interested in what a thought process looks like in the brain, imagining firings of color and structure. I see my works as explosions of thoughts, snippets of conversations, weavings of words and lyrics—a visualization of communication.”

Joey Slaughter earned his BFA from Memphis College of Art and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduating Cranbrook, Slaughter was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. He has also received the Louisiana Division of the Arts Career Enhancement Grant (2012). Slaughter has exhibited widely throughout the US in both solo and group exhibitions. His work has been published in Fresh Paint and in New American Paintings magazine three times. In 2017, Slaughter was awarded the Louisiana Prize from South Arts and received the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation residency. In 2018, he had a solo show at Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans and attended the Hambidge Residency in Georgia. In 2019, he will attend the Crosstown Arts Residency in Memphis. He currently lives in Ruston, LA, and is Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana Tech University.

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I find it disturbing you like to eat cereal while taking a bath

I find it disturbing you like to eat cereal while taking a bath

2018, acrylic on wood, 30 x 30 inches

I used to probably could

I used to probably could

2018, acrylic on wood, 40 x  60 inches

The great big no

The great big no

2018, acrylic on wood, 60 x 45 inches

I’ll be on my side you be on yours

I’ll be on my side you be on yours

2018, acrylic on wood, 42 x 53 inches

Bucky

Bucky

2017, acrylic on wood, 40 x 30 inches

Nighttime is the right time

Nighttime is the right time

2018, acrylic on wood, 40 x 60 inches

That real Jody Watley kind of love

That real Jody Watley kind of love

2017, acrylic on wood, 40 x 60 inches

What is this downtime you speak of?

What is this downtime you speak of?

2017, acrylic on wood, 40 x 60 inches