The Proprietor

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My name is Joseph A. Langley, artist and Proprietor of the Whistle Stop Gallery.

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I’m Joseph A. Langley. You can call me Joseph or Mr. Langley.

I am an accomplished artist and Proprietor of the Whistle Stop Gallery. I also own and operate Jo Allen Publishing, LLC, which has produced one book to date (66: Impressions and Reflections). (Yes, I know, Jo Allen Publishing, LLC is behind. I'm working on it.)

Recent exhibitions include the Annual Small Works Art Competition (Oct. 2018, Wood River Museum and Visitors’ Center) Reclaim (Nov. – Dec. 2017, St. Louis Artists’ Guild), Plein Air Paintings - Churches of Madison County (Nov. – Dec. 2017, Edwardsville Arts Center) and Void: Places Without People (Oct. – Nov. 2017, Edwardsville Arts Center).

I have participated in Lugosi/Dracula: The Experience (Oct. 2018), Sketches: Year One (Aug. 2018), 66 (June 2018), Springline 2018 (April 2018), About Us (Dec. 2017 – Feb. 2018) at the Whistle Stop Gallery- State Street Station.

Previously, my work has been published in "An Artist’s Inspiration Guide" and "Art and Art Market – Masters of the 21st Century." Prior exhibitions include the Edwardsville Arts Center’s Plein Air Painting at the Watershed Nature Center (2016, 2 works juried in, one chosen to represent December in the Calendar) and the Upstream People Gallery’s 2015 Exposition of Awarded Artwork WWW International (Special Recognition for all 5 works). Southwestern Illinois College purchased four of my photographs. My artwork can be found in various private collections, and has received recognition many times.

A 13 painting commissioned collection of my work can be seen in Culver’s of Edwardsville (Illlinois). You can also see a changing representation of my work at Jerry’s Cafeteria in Granite City, Illinois.

From a very young age I was fascinated with architecture, which has evolved into a focus on structure in both natural and man-made subjects. I have also developed an involvement in upcycled and recycled art and art objects. I have come to realize that art is best when presented in a way that’s accessible, and that the division between “fine art” and “everything else” is a harmful separation created and upheld by the artists themselves.

“Art is limited only by our own thoughts.”
“Art is a window to the past, present, and future.”
“Art is a point of light in the vast emptiness of existence.”
“Art is intellectual sarcasm.”
“Art is a streak of light in the night sky.”
“Art is a ripple in a birdbath on a rainy day.”
- Joseph A. Langley, 2 month progression, from the Whistle Stop Gallery’s Quoted Project

Joseph A. Langley on the web (external links)

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