Artist Statement: Richard Joseph
Anatomical imagery is the common theme in my paintings, drawings and sculpture. My background in science and medicine is a natural connection to understanding the figure and the art of classical realism. I am inspired by the knowledge and skill of the great masters, the classical figures of Greek and Roman sculpture and figurative artists such as Degas and Maillol.
Various processes including welding and forging steel, modeling clay and wax and casting plaster, aluminum, iron and bronze give me greater latitude. I combine my fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in my work.
Richard Joseph, was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1948 where he also attended public schools. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, earning both a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. While at Emory, he was dually enrolled at the Atlanta School of Art and studied sculpture under professor James Clover and painting under the late Tullio Petrucci.
Joseph completed post-doctoral residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery also at Emory School of Medicine and has practiced in the specialty since 1977. He maintains an active practice with hospital privileges, and he lectures both nationally and internationally.
He received a B.F.A. in painting, drawing and sculpture in 2015 at the University of North Florida. He is a figurative artist who combines a fascination with anatomy, art history and the beauty of classical art forms in his work.
Susan Daly Voss
Susan Daly Voss is a contemporary realist oil painter, who enjoys exploring the effects of light, whether it’s illuminating a still life, landscape or figure.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, her interest in art was nurtured at a very young age, beginning with summer camps at the Jacksonville Children’s Museum (now MOSH). Her focus eventually led to a BFA in painting and printmaking Summa Cum Laude, from the University of North Florida in 1986, where she earned the award of Outstanding Graduate of the Dept. of Fine Arts.
Daly’s education continued with her move to NY, where she studied at the renowned Art Student’s League and The Andrew Lattimore Atelier. She also studied regularly with Garin Baker at his Carriage House Studios, as well as American master Max Ginsburg. Time spent in the museums and galleries there was an important education as well.
Her years in NY were highlighted by her invitation to join the esteemed Salmagundi Club of NYC, founded in 1871 as a center for artists and collectors.
Back in her hometown of Jacksonville now, and with a studio in the CoRK Arts District, she looks forward to exploring the light and form of the Southeast’s coastal areas, as well as continuing her interest in still life and the figure.
Daly shares her life with her husband John Voss, and son Devin Daly as well as her studio buddy, standard poodle Jax, who is her biggest fan. She is also a songwriter, and can often be found playing her guitar and singing around town.
Kyriaki’s pottery is about line, form, and function. She creates utilitarian pottery with soft, elegant patterns that stem from math, language, and nature. Most pieces are intended to be used daily. She believes that using handmade objects can bring a newness, a specialness, to every day rituals such as drinking your morning coffee; it's this notion that keeps her rooted in creating functional pottery.
Kyriaki first found clay in high school where she skipped other classes (but never music or history class!) to spend more time practicing wheel throwing. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of North Florida in 2004, but continues to study clay indefinitely. In addition to making pottery, Kyriaki teaches yoga, takes photographs, wrenches on and rides bicycles, and spends as much time outdoors as possible.