Joseph Heidecker, "Counter For Hold From Behind", 2011, from the "Action" series, unique found photograph, beads and string, 11x14".

Joseph Heidecker, “Counter For Hold From Behind”, 2011, from the “Action” series, unique found photograph, beads and string, 11×14″.

Joseph Heidecker

I am intrigued by the way society influences our construction of self. The high tech culture and multi-media world we experience daily shape ideas about our sense of identity. I use the technology of photography in found figurative images juxtaposed with hand manipulation to create different “masks” which explore the revealing and concealing nature in people. Discarded, found materials and things that seem useless sourced from flea markets and thrift shops provide another layer of mystery and act as a counterpoint to the mechanized image.

Joseph Heidecker (NYC) received his Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in 1990. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Johnson Trading Gallery, Moeller Snow Gallery, and Washington East Gallery (all in NYC), among others. Group exhibitions include venues such as C2 Gallery (Brookhaven, NY), Foley Gallery, and Like the Spice Gallery (both in NYC). His work is in the collections of Cindy Sherman, Phyllis Galembo, and W.M. Hunt and was recently on view in the exhibition “The Unseen Eye” featuring work from Mr. Hunt’s collection at the George Eastman House (Rochester, NY).

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