Joe DeVera

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: New Haven, CT

My works are, in part, documentation of human tragedy, informed by my interest in history, historiography, and parallels in my personal past. They are veiled speculations, militaristic and mythical—pictorial preambles that explore the viability of a return to narrative in the wake of postmodernism, the atomic age, and the ever-expanding digital realm. My current process takes from photographs, satellite imagery, and video stills, and forcibly feeds them back into my paintings and installations to take that which has been distilled by historical method and reformulate it into a new apocrypha.