Joseph Toney | Abstracted Alpine

July 5th-28th

In Joseph Toney’s illustrative abstractions, majestic moun- tains are reduced to clean lines and muscular patterns, to contour studies that summarize the richness and variety of the awesome shapes he has loved since his childhood growing up in Appalachia within spitting distance from a ski mountain.

Toney’s creative process begins when he is out ski touring, biking or hiking, camera in tow. Photograph in hand, Toney initially executes his painting with freehand sketches, then finishes the work using a process he sums up as “device drawing,” a technique that involves the use of rulers, French curves, and a makeshift compass.

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