| American|| Joel Pelletier|
Painting, Music, Acting
University of Hartford, The Hartt School
Joel Pelletier Wikipedia
Joel Pelletier is an American contemporary musician, painter, actor and political commentator. He is known for his version of Ensor's Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889.
Born in Massachusetts in 1961, Pelletier received a degree in Music Composition from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.
Residing in Los Angeles since 1988, he has been active as a musician/songwriter/performer, performing his original CHAMBER POP music, and playing mostly electric bass guitar. Since 2006 he has specialized in classic rock styles, including tribute bands including the Los Angeles tribute band, The Who Show, as the bassist John Entwistle from The Who, San Jose, CA's Zeppelin Live as bassist/keyboardist/mandolin player John Paul Jones, and playing keyboards in San Jose's Journey Unauthorized. He also records and performs as pianist with The Lush Pop Trio.
In 2004 Pelletier created a modern-day version of James Ensor's Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889 called American Fundamentalists: Christ’s Entry into Washington in 2008. Pelletier’s work adapts and expands Ensor's mockery of government, religious and business leaders, recasting the return of Jesus based on modern biblical interpretations of the late 20th century American Christian Fundamentalist and Christian Dominionist movements, especially of Left Behind author and activist Tim LaHaye. The work has been displayed throughout the United States and Europe, usually accompanied by presentations by and discussion with the artist.
Pelletier has written a manifesto that comments on American Fundamentalism. Religion, politics, economy, and corporations are discussed.