Joshua Neustein


carbon paper
10 3/4 x 12

For over 40 years, Joshua Neustein’s varied career has included drawings, sculptures, and installations, often based around ideas of layering, process, and information. One of his favored materials is paper, and he pushes the ever-present art medium to sculptural ends, seen here in Carbon Tip 392. Carbon paper – a sheet pre-coated with dry ink or pigment – is a sort of readymade drawing, In this work Neustein creates a drawing-sculpture hybrid through a cutout negative space combined with a layering of the front (ink) and back (paper) sides, resulting in a stratified, semi-transparent stack. His most notable exhibitions include the 1971 Jerusalem River Project, the 1995 Venice Biennale (representing Israel), and the 2010 installation Margins at the ROM’s Institute for Contemporary Culture. Neustein’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries, including the Royal Ontario Museum; Institute for Contemporary Culture, Toronto; Haifa Art Museum; Cleveland Center of Fine Arts; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham; and Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo. His work is included in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo; and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others.