Ioan Joa _ Project Room

Spatiality of Light

November 17, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Opening reception November 17, 2017, 7-9PM

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Slag Gallery is pleased to present a solo project of new works by Ioana Joa.

In Spatiality of Light, working on themes of solitude and light, Ioana Joa created a series of black-and-white drawings of fleeting encounters populated by protagonists of a familiar yet non-specific urbanity.

Joa illuminates to understanding an aching loneliness that prevails despite the many opportunities to connect. Joa's visual lexicon renders her subjects as each equally breathing life into the situation thereby created, a situation whose under-realized vitality and magnificence are nevertheless captured in the unifying light the artist sheds throughout.

Spatiality of Light implies a seeming paradox and a resolution of it all at once: Light reveals all; we are blind without it. Light coalesces; yet, here we are, alone despite it. 


Ioana Joa received her BFA from National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, and an advanced degree in painting from Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome, Italy. Her work has been shown in many international exhibitions and locations, including Shadows, Laika Gallery, Cluj, Romania; Figure in, Figure out, LC Fundation- Contemporary Art Centre, Bucharest, Romania; Buy What You Love, Rema Hort Mann Fundation, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Girls just want to have funds, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York; In Between, Slag Gallery, New York; Cum a fost posibil?, Carturesti, Bucharest, Romania; Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.