ANTWERP, Oct 30, 2010 / — Ra presents a new body of work by New York-based artist Joshua Ben Longo, a series of devilish little monster sculptures & illustrations “made to recreate that blinded excitement when you enter a toy store or the first time you go to the zoo”.
These newest pieces embody a sense of ritual and unknown function, suggesting a social narrative & a mythology for the creatures which inhabit the space. Joshua promises this show will take you “further down the Longoland monster hole!”
Since graduating from NY’s Pratt Institute in 2003 with a degree in industrial design, Joshua has been exhibiting & creating his elaborate exhibits, sculptures, furniture & illustration in reaction to the restrictive world of commercial design.
Past exhibitions include the Shelburne museum in Vermont, the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, and most recently in Creteil, France for Nouveax Monstres (Exit Festival).
Longoland has been featured in such publications as Surface, Hi-fructose, and Flaunt and has received TV news coverage in the U.S.
Joshua currently works at Pratt Institute teaching 3-d design and as a product/graphic design consultant. Alongside his art, Joshua writes music and looks forward to a long career in motivational speaking.
“So Hush You Little Ones”
— a show of new drawings & sculpture by joshua ben longo
Opening: Nov 3. 2010 at 6:00 -10:00 PM
On display from Nov 3 – 25, 2010
Tel” +32 (0) 3292 3780
Wed – Sat: 1100 to 1900
Sun: 1100 – 1800