After receiving his MFA from The University of Madison-Wisconsin in 2010, Leroux relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has continued working and showing extensively in the United States. A former musician who realized he “loved tearing things apart and putting them back together,” Joseph Leroux harnesses the energy of live music in his sculptures. Each work subverts its intended use and becomes a prop in a parallel reality in which objects take on alternative functions. Constructed from materials both created and found—including logging saws, wood, drums, and paint—Leroux’s sculptures reference the artist’s upbringing in the mill town of Newton Falls in upstate New York. The finely constructed pieces and installations fuse together themes from design, architecture, music, and modern industry.