Jesse Draxler & Chad Wys’ “N​ot The Sum Of Its Parts, Just The Parts” at the Joseph Gross Gallery

Joseph Gross Gallery is pleased to announce Not The Sum Of Its Parts, Just The Parts, a two-­person show that examines the variables of abstraction, conceptualism, and mark­-making.


Curated by Casey Gleghorn, artists Jesse Draxler and Chad Wys are positioned side-by-side however explore the variables of mark-making and the limits of “surface” with entirely separate methods.


Jesse Draxler presents heavily layered mixed media works utilizing carefully curated elements. By examining each individual element during his process, Draxler’s compositions ultimately serve as a practice in balance and spacial harmony. The artist aims to lend a voice to every echo and impression –positive and negative space– describing these as “ghost” images, likening them to disrupted pixels left behind when an object or person travels though space or time. Think StarTrek’s transporter.


Wys is interested in manipulating found objects – the more in a state of depreciation, the better – he adds new life, meaning and function to existing materials and products, adding to the object’s history and its journey.


Draxler’s mixed media pieces underscore the value of each component and the positive and negative spaces reliant on one another for their existence, neither more valuable than the other. While Wys adds new life, meaning and function to existing materials and products. The parts themselves are essential to conclusion.

Start Date

September 8, 2016

End Date

October 1, 2016


11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Joseph Gross Gallery, 548 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

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