New guest blogger: Joe Grimm

Thanks to Lindsay Lawson for her thoughtful posts. Up next is Joe Grimm. Joe  (b. 1978, Safety Harbor, FL) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with light and sound. In his performances, sculptures, videos, and constructed situations, he appropriates material from enlightenment-era metaphysics, contemporary pop music, and the troubled legacy of minimalism — insisting always on the centrality of sheer sensory pleasure.  Grimm studied philosophy at Yale University before receiving a graduate degree in experimental music composition at Brown University and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  His work has been shown at institutions such as CAPC Bordeaux, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Bezalel Gallery in Tel Aviv, and MCA Chicago.