b. 1981, New Orleans, LA / b. 1988, Chattanooga, TN
Live and works in Los Angeles, CA
Doty Glasco is the collaborative work of artists JR Doty and Joe Glasco. Together they create bodies of work that explore the passage of time as a means to revisit nature in a contemporary framework. Working with photography, collage and sculpture, Doty Glasco’s work mines the intersection of their personal history with the politics of landscape, exploring the aesthetic relationship between locations, composition, textures and contexts. The duo began working together in 2013 as a collaborative team after meeting in graduate school in 2010 at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Doty Glasco’s work utilizes images, artifacts and objects found on the road traveling America together over the last 6 years. Found objects and images are taken in specific geographic locations because of their unique geological conditions. The images represent the essence of nature with an emphasis on the phenomena of time as it affects the landscape’s topography. Photography plays an active role as the visual archive while the materials used serve to mirror the landscape’s natural movement through cycles of erosion and transformation.
Each body of work utilizes landscape typology to focus on abstractions of time using found materials to create newly formed topography. By establishing a relationship between perception and materiality, the work they create become material constructions of their perceptual responses to the land.
Doty received her BFA from Wheaton College and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Glasco received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.