Joseph Minek’s primary pursuit lies in how photographic material is translated into images beyond the traditional processes, and how these images can influence viewers to reflect on not only what is shown through the imagery but also the possibilities of the photographic medium. By applying photographic chemistry to exposed light-sensitive papers, he constructs images whose colors, marks, and compositions reference the aesthetics of modernist abstract paintings while remaining firmly rooted in the realm of photography through size and surface value. He is an artist based in Cleveland and received his MFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Joe holds busy Adjunct Faculty positions at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Cuyahoga Community College. GALLERY 1/1 is thrilled to present his West Coast exhibition debut.