I was out on the nice post-apocalypse Saturday with another painter and as we were working our way back towards 23rd street to catch the 6 train we made "one last stop" and went in to see Joanna Pousette-Dart's exhibition exhibition. After a long day in Chelsea, we were tired and a little burned out. It turned out to be a fine way to end the afternoon.
Joanna Pousette-Dart's paintings, abstract shaped canvases hark back to another era, at the same time they appeared fresh and new. Calm. The paintings have an uncanny feeling of 'rightness' about them. The color, the shapes, the line are resolved with a relaxed acuity, nothing feels forced yet there is an internal tension present which keeps the eye in fluid motion. It is a rare achievement.
Joanna Pousette-Dart - Installation View
Joanna Pousette-Dart - Untitled (Cañones #4)
acrylic on canvas over panel - 69.5 x 106 inches | 2007-2008
Joanna Pousette-Dart - Untitled (Cañones #3)
acrylic on canvas over panel - 79 x 92 inches | 2007-2008
Joanna Pousette-Dart - Untitled (Cañones #6)
acrylic on canvas over panel - 34.5 x 37 inches | 2007-2008