Background: As a multidisciplinary artist Joe Landry has worked professionally in medical illustration, art restoration, woodworking, environmental graphic design, and architectural photography—acquiring diverse skills for his personal art.
He has also taught art and design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Tufts University.
The Sculptures: Joe Landry’s concentration on hyperrealist sculpture began in 2012. These are wall-hanging architectural reliefs in painted basswood, with handcrafted, found object, and photograph details. Plans are drafted on a golden section grid.
of places, brought into focus by referencing family photo albums, period photographs, and existing buildings. I strive for the highest degree of verisimilitude so that the viewer may feel transported to an actual place that has
stories to tell.
Art Influences: The memory paintings of Franco Magnani; the crime evidence dioramas of Frances Glesner Lee; the narrative road signs in Hitchcock’s Saboteur; the oil and sand paintings of Gyorgy Kepes (my former teacher); and the 2011 diorama exhibition, Otherworldly, at the Museum of Arts and Design.