Metal Paintings, 1975-1988.


METAL PAINTINGS
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Elbaite Tourmaline
1987
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
8' x 9' x 10'

"This "Space-Age" formation, a giant crystal of elbaite tourmaline by Pamela Joseph, is "totally unique in its conception, execution and in the utilization of the materials of modern technology."

-The Katonah Gallery,
Arts Weekly, Acorn Press, December 1987.
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Elbaite Tourmaline
1987
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
8' x 9' x 10'

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Blue Vector
1988
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Airliner
1975
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
7' x 3'4" x 2'

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Watermelon Tourmaline
1986
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Watermelon Tourmaline, Detail
1986
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Rhodochrosite with Cornices
1982
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
8' x 7 1/2' x 10"

Mineral Series
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer on Aluminum
Rutilated Quartz
1978
Lacquer on Aluminum
4' x 5'

Mineral Series

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Iceland Spar/Calcite
1985
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
7' x 2' x 3'

Allied Services for the Handicapped, Scranton, PA
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Iceland Spar/Calcite, Detail
1982
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
8 1/2' x 3'4" x 2'

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS
Iceland Spar/Calcite
1985
7' x 2' x 3'

Allied Services for the Handicapped, Scranton, PA
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Maquette
Interpenetrating Twins, Detail
1985
Maquette

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Maquette
Interpenetrating Twins
1985
Maquette
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS
Croton Falls Baptist Church
1981
7'9" x 6'

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Piccoli Playground Panel
1976
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
4' x 6' x 8"

Philadelphia, PA
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
Piccoli Playground Panel, Detail
1976
Lacquer and Urethane on Aluminum
4' x 6' x 8"

Philadelphia, PA

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS
Elbaite Tourmaline, (Work in Progress)
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS
Priming the Aluminum

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer on Aluminum
Entry Doors
1976
Lacquer on Aluminum
6' x 9'

Hungarian Embassy in Washington D.C.
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer on Aluminum
Entry Doors, Detail
1976
Lacquer on Aluminum
6' x 9'

Hungarian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Lacquer on Aluminum
Morphogenesis
1975
Lacquer on Aluminum
4' x 6'
Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Aluminum, and Steel, Airbrushed in Lacquers, Urethane, powdered Pearls and Metalflake
San Jose Courthouse, Elevator Lobby West
1984
Aluminum, and Steel, Airbrushed in Lacquers, Urethane, powdered Pearls and Metalflake
7' x 12'

A project commissioned by the Art in Architecture Program of the General Services.

Pamela Joseph METAL PAINTINGS Aluminum, and Steel, Airbrushed in Lacquers, Urethane, powdered Pearls and Metalflake
San Jose Courthouse, Elevator Lobby East
1984
Aluminum, and Steel, Airbrushed in Lacquers, Urethane, powdered Pearls and Metalflake
7' x 12'

My work is deeply committed to integrating the fine arts with architecture and nature in materials that the general public can relate to and understand. I believe that art should be a regular part of our daily lives.

In creating a commission for a public space, an artist must respond with flexibility and ingenuity. The ideal circumstances is when the artist's current work closely relates to the demands for a specific site.

Exactly such a situation occurred in my design and execution of the doors and panels for San José (see above). I was working on a series called the Rhomboid Variations which were simplified geometric paintings and sculptures that used change in colors to explore spatial depth. Bill Valentine, a principal with Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum in San Francisco, suggested that I investigate Moorish design as a source reference for the lobby since the Moors had settled San José. I discovered that their basic principles closely paralleled my philosophy in general, and specifically on the Rhomboid Variations. A further challenge materialized when it was realized that only three sets of elevator doors were visible since the judges' elevator was concealed for security reasons. The architecture of the courthouse has great symmetry, and I was pressed to balance the space accordingly.

Pamela Joseph


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