Parker's Box



Born 1957, New York, USA, lives and works in New York

Despite his technical mastery, Joshua Stern is not a photographer as such. His use of the medium is above all a means to an end, allowing the ambiguous representation of unseen models, made of hard to identify materials, transformed from an unknown scale. By using unassuming imagery and discreet narrative, Stern is able to invite contemplation of deeper issues, as cerebral as the human condition itself.

Indeed, the unpretentiousness of these works is one of their attributes, itself maximizing the potential of other qualities to operate, balancing humor with philosophy, art history with innovation, and craftsmanship with concept.

SOLO shows
2009 Straw Economy, Parkerís Box, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Shouts and Murmurs, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2003 Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
2001 GOB (catarrh among the living), Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2000 Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
1987 Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York, USA
Greathouse Gallery, New York, USA
GROUP shows
2011 Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Contemplating the Void, Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with Deborah Gans, New York, NY
Ten Years Hunting - [Part One], Parker's Box Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Benefit 2009, Momenta Gallery, Sarah Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Jason Glasser & Joshua Stern, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, USA
From Brooklyn with Love, Parkerís Box, Brooklyn, USA
Flatlanders 2, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA
Manwaring Gallery, Connecticut College, New London, CT
2007 Selection Box, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2006 Conversations, Ambrosino Gallery, North Miami, USA
Benefit 2006, Momenta Gallery, White Columns Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
2005 Benefit 2005, Momenta Gallery, White Columns Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
US/UK, Three Colts Gallery, London, England
2004 The Morning After the Night Before, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Slice and Dice, SVA Gallery, New York, USA
Postards From the Edge, Visual Aids, New York, USA
2003 Figures of Invention, The Workspace, New York, USA
B List, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA
Distant Shores, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2002 Parallel Planets, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France, with Janine Lariviere and Tim Laun, part of the Brooklyn Paris Exchange project
Phoenix, NY, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Toys II, Kagan-Martos Gallery, New York, USA
Art New York, Galerie Linz, Linz, Austria
2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Figures of Invention, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, USA
1992 Little Woman/Little Men, White Columns, New York, USA
Of Modest Means, Sean Elwood Fine Arts, Seattle, WA
1989 Connecticut College Gallery, Group Exhibition, New London, USA
1988 Benefit Exhibition, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art/The Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
Modern Living, Jeffery Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Of Plato's Cave, Greathouse Gallery, New York, USA
1987 American Fine Arts Co, Colin Deland, New York, USA
Art Against Aids, Benefit Exhibition, New York, USA
1986 303 Gallery, New York, USA
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
B.A., Connecticut College, New London, CT
2009 Straw Economy, Trent Morse, WG News and Arts, Top Picks, October
Straw Economy, Jackson McDade, ARTslant, October
2004 Shouts and Murmurs, Ken Johnson, N.Y. Times, Art Guide. March-April
New York Horticulture, Anna Honigsman, Artnet, March
Shouts and Murmurs, Free Williamsburg, Art Crawl, April
2003 How Ironic, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, May
Established, But Still Feisty in Williamsburg, Gay City, Sheila Pepe, November-December
2002 Phoenix N.Y., Holland Cotter, N.Y. Times, Art Guide, March
Brooklyn ą Paris, Art Monthly, Great Britain, July-August
Art New York, Lincer Rundschau, Linz, Austria, September
Distant Shores,, June
2001 Gob, Catarrh Among the Living, Holland Cotter, N.Y. Times, Art Guide, February
1988 Joshua Stern at Greathouse Gallery, Kate Linker, ARTFORUM, December
Joshua Stern at Greathouse Gallery, John Sturman, ARTS Magazine, December
Joshua Stern at Greathouse Gallery, Steven V. Greene, 108 East Village

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211