About This Event
April 16 - May 17, 2019John Belue: Prized Possession(2nd-floor gallery) From April 16th to May 17th, BoxHeart Gallery is proud to present John Belue: Prized Possession on exhibit in our 2nd-floor gallery. Organized by Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan, owners of BoxHeart Gallery, Prized Possession questions the validity of photography as a means of documentation. John Belue: Prized Possession explores the impermanence and evolution of time by re-contextualizing objects that are meant to document the past. By using photographs acquired by others, Belue questions the ability to preserve information through photography as well as an images authenticity once it is taken out of its original context. When a person views an image, they abstract the image by projecting their own past or feelings onto it. By abstracting and collaging vintage, found photographs, Belue creates a physical representation of the viewer's experience. Belue is originally from Ravenswood West Virginia and now resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where he received his BFA in photography from Point Park University. Reception with the ArtistsJohn Belue: Prized Possession will be on exhibit from April 16th through May 17th in BoxHeart's 2nd-floor gallery. The exhibition coincides with our main gallery exhibit Andrew Ooi: Genercha. The reception with the artists will be held Saturday, April 27th, from 5 - 8 pm.