Quiet Excess: Mark Joshua Epstein

Diary: February 4 —March 12, ‘20

Above: A Struedel in a String Vest, 2020, Mixed drawing and painting media on high-density foam and epoxy clay panel, 19.25 x 22.5 x 3.75 inches.

As an artist, curator, and educator who splits his time between Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Brooklyn, New York, Mark Joshua Epstein knows how to juggle. Through a personal diary format, he chronicles the balancing act of maintaining a full-time studio practice, participating in and curating exhibitions, teaching, and many other activities that, like most artists, he performs every day. Epstein shares insights into his process as he scrambles to finish some work in the studio for Spring/Break Art Show in New York City, while the spread of COVID-19 begins to impact daily activities. We follow along as he bounces all over the Midwest and the East Coast for a profuse number of inspiring projects.

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