Marylhurst art alum Josh Gross ’13 will give a talk on Oct. 5, 2017 in conjunction with his Happy Daze art exhibition at Alexander Gallery.
Josh Gross’ works of art accentuate the positive aspects of life, he says, and decry the negative.
“As an artist, my aim is to create images that both inspire and bring a bit of cheer to the viewers’ day,” he wrote on LinkedIn. “I am quite interested in the study of semiotics and the way in which we give meaning to signs and symbols, especially when it comes to advertisements. This is something that I pay close attention to when working with clients in trying to find what best fits the company/brand’s goals.”
Since graduation, Josh has been running a West Linn-based business, J144 Art. Josh’s enterprise is twofold: a fine art gallery and freelance work for individuals and businesses. He shares images of some of his work on Tumblr.
Josh’s current exhibition at Alexander Gallery “captures the story of one joyful day in 2017, using symbols depicting iconic imagery of the Northwest and contemporary sociopolitical views.”
Happy Daze will be on exhibit through Oct. 27. Alexander Gallery is located on the Clackamas Community College campus in the Niemeyer Center (19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City). Josh will speak at an artist reception Thursday, Oct. 5, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Josh Gross earned his B.F.A. in Art from Marylhurst University in 2013.