Joe Ray at Bortolami in New York

'Inside Out' Opens Friday, May 12

Joe Ray will receive a solo exhibition with Bortolami in New York City, opening Friday, May 12. Inside Out will be Ray’s first solo in New York and will feature paintings, sculpture, and photographs.  The exhibition will be on view through June  17, 2023.


As an artist working across sculpture, painting, photography, and performance, Joe Ray resists easy categorization. Like many artists in Southern California, Ray began producing cast resin sculptures in the 1960s. Simultaneously, he embarked on his series of signature, luminously atmospheric Nebula paintings in the 1970s, that seamlessly dovetail into the narrative of the sculpture-focused Light and Space movement. Ray’s deeply personal photographs speak to a legacy of humanistic, documentary-style photography with an intimate approach to its autobiographical subject matter.


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New York, NY 10013

April 26, 2023
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