„I began making shaped paintings in 1990, while living in Galisteo, New Mexico … I thought of them as a kind of dialogue between myself and thehorizon“
Her painting is a discovery. The works of Joanna Pousette-Dart (b. 1947) are deeply rooted in the vast expanse of the American desert landscape, without ever committing themselves to a strict objectivity. As early as the 1970s, the artist abandoned the rectangular form of her canvas in favor of dynamically balanced panels that open out to the respective space. Mountain ranges, cloud formations, horizon lines, the landscape in changing light conditions at different times of the day and year, colored layers, and the line as the defining element—all this is contained in her shaped canvas paintings. This volume presents her fascinating paintings from the last fifteen years, which oscillate between landscape and abstraction, line and form.
The catalog accompanies the exhibition at the Museum Wiesbaden from March 29 to June 30, 2019.