Through mixed media drawings, paintings, and sculptures, my work captures the imaginative curiosity of childhood and the universal desire for escape, thrill, and play as an adult. Structures of work are combined with geometric elements in vibrant colors and patterns, becoming lighthearted toys of play. A nocturnal world of dreamlike and precarious amusement rides and playscapes is envisioned, inspired by vintage playground equipment, children’s toys, and implements of construction. I invite the viewer to pause and inhabit the magical moments of beauty and wonder found in the spaces of our imaginations.
Becky Joye is a visual artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Architecture. Now she enjoys escaping to an invented world of color, pattern, and impracticable structures. She has exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Southeast and in 2013 was a Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments, Capital One, the City of Raleigh, and UVA Hospital.
Wally Workman Gallery Austin, TX
Page Bond Gallery Richmond, VA
New American Paintings South #118, June/July 2015
Winston-Salem Journal, Oct 2014
The Jealous Curator, Feb 2014
Addle Ear Arts, July 2012