Studio Tour: Artist Joe Hindley
If you’re like me and perhaps four to six other people who are hopelessly addicted to watching the exploits of One Life to Live’s Victoria Lord Riley Burke Buchanan Buchanan Carpenter Davidson and her alter ego Nicki Smith, you’ve probably wondered what would happen if an artist fractured into different personalities. Wonder no more (that’s why you read Strange Closets).
While St. Joseph, Michigan artist Joe Hindley does not struggle with Dissassociative Identity Disorder, one look at the wide variety of art styles and technique he employs may cause you to think otherwise. Hindley, who previously lived in Chicago and painted a spectacular mural for Michigan Avenue’s Banana Republic flagship store, was working on a series of cows when I visited last winter, but his work includes urban realism (which is quite reminiscent of the WPA art I so love), pop and sculpture. I’m a big fan and Joe’s a great guy doing incredible work in a little town in Harbor County. While you’re there, make a day of it and visit the Elizabeth Coyne Gallery located directly across the street.