Joey Garfield on The Lisa D Show podcast, how dope is that? Joey talks about his Mound Town art show up at 1100 Florence Ave through May 20 in Evanston. Joey is inspired to create a new type of street art with mounds and skateboard sculpture, using found objects like mounds of dirt and snow and forest debris. Joey finds beauty in his natural environment and begs us all to pause, and look at things differently and fall in love with vinyl and skitching.
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Photo by Melissa Blount
Joey Garfield Bio
Joey Garfield is an award winning filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. An Evanston native who called New York City home for almost two decades. While there he immersed himself in the Lower East Side art scene and became a founding member of the Tokyo/New York art collective The Barnstormers as well as a participant in The Beautiful Losers. His work focuses on rhythm, flow, simplicity, and attitude with a deep concentration on honoring and documenting the counter cultures of his youth which saved his life creatively and spiritually. Repurposed wood, spray paint, found objects and vinyl are the tools of his trade.
His current show at 1100 Florence Gallery is entitled Mound Town. It is an ongoing project of photographs profiling different mound characters in their natural outdoor environment. All mounds are rare because no mound is permanent. They are made of found objects, vinyl albums, and natural mounds.
This podcast is recorded at 1100 Florence, an art event space in West Evanston, IL, owned and operated by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford. It is a former Polish Grocery store, probably not the BEST place to record a podcast (boomy to say the least) but we're new and it will get better. Reach out to thelisadshow[at]gmail.com