Some Assembly Required is Mark’s response to the many Jazz artists he saw and heard on The (Jazz) Bakery stage; to the performances he documented here from August 2002 to January 2003. These “composites”, as the artist calls them, represent his latest creative work and perhaps a new direction for Jazz photography in general.
Joel H. Mark’s fine art production reflects his continuing interest in landscapes and architecture. He began using digital technology to alter and fuse multiple perspectives on natural and built environments. The resultant photographs achieved a more vital representation of Mark’s subjects. The works that comprise Some Assembly Required benefit from these earlier landscape and architectural experiments. Joseph De Mario – Curator, Bakery Art Exhibitions