3.19.2010

Spring Greens

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Blade of grass from Joseph Patterson Blog

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In homage to the Vernal Equinox, which takes place tomorrow, I've curated a post with a primavera palette of shoots and new growth. What's not to love about a hue that starts out so fresh from its push into the light that it's almost translucent, deepens with chlorophyll, and then embraces a spectrum of verdancy that explodes into bloom?

To use the language of the season, the project germinated when I made a mental connection among the paintings of Sand T, a Boston-based artist, Julie Evans and Julie Gross. From there it just, well, grew. Joseph Patterson's Blade of Grass, the image that opens the post, is a lovely and poetic find from the Internet that unites nature and art. And now on to art and spring . . .

Julie Evans
Lesson From a Guinea Hen #10, 2008, mixed water-based media and colored pencil on paper, app. 23 x 30 inches
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Richard Bottwin
Facade #5, 2009; wood, acrylic paint, textured acrylic sheet; 15 x 15 x 15 inches.
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Sand T
The Space Between Z-1 Chartreuse, 2009; epoxy, resin, paint, graphite on board; 14.5 x 14.5 x 1.75 inches

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Julie Gross
Fugue State, 2002, oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
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Alan Ebnother
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Anne Russinof
Yellow Quilt, 2010, oil on linen, 21 x 16 inches

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Steven Alexander
Chromatin, 2009, acrylic on linen, 26 x 20 inches
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. Anne Truitt
A Wall for Apricots, 1968, painted wood; from "Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection" at the Hirschhorn .
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Douglas Witmer
Green Gloves, 2009, black gesso and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.
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Joanne Mattera
Silk Trail #65, 2010, unique digital print, paper size 11.5 x 8 inches
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Joan Mellon
Amsterdam Prague Suite 13, 2005, oil on paper, 12 x 16 inches
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Melissa Meyer
The Nicholas Series XII, 2007, watercolor on paper, 17.5 x 32 inches
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Peter Wayne Lewis
Beijing Booster 37, 2007, acrylic on Linen, 216 X 183 cm
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Molly Heron
Unrest, 2007, gouache on paper, 7 x 9 inches
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Robert Sagerman
7373, 2008, oil on canvas, 21 x 20 inches
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Susan Schwalb
Songlines III, 2005, silverpoint and acrylic on paper on wood, 24 x 24 x 2 inches
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Margaret Neill
Untitled, gouache on paper, 23 x 22 inches
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. Jaq Chartier
18 Greens; acrylic, stains, spray paint on wood panel, 24 x 30 inches
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Pamela Farrell
All things Flow (Green), 2010, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
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Clytie Alexander
Diaphan Green 1, 2006; pigment, shellac and acrylic on kozo; 34 x 24 inches
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Grace De Gennaro
Green River, 2007, oil on linen, 28 x 16 .
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Chris Ashley
Green and Orange Grid, Black Corner, 2009, HTML (captured j-peg), 400x400 pixels.
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Julie Karabenick
Composition 88, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches
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Stephen Maine
Mesh Painting, 2008
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26 comments:

Hylla Evans said...

OMFG, Joanne, this is a fabulous post full of sumptuous verdancy. I see Irgazine Green everywhere. Now I know what to do for the Montserrat Conference new colors this year. You always inspire.

Nancy Natale said...

Beautiful! A lovely way to welcome spring. Thank you.

Tamar said...

A refreshing gathering of the first shoots of spring--so many of these pieces capture that fleeting light coming through. Thanks Joanne.

lisa said...

Made my day. Great work

Pam Farrell said...

thank you, joanne
splendiferous!

Lady Xoc said...

Thank you Joanne. It's hard not to be inspired. I just peeked into my little flat of seedlings and the tomatoes, basil & chili peppers are up!

I also found a few "spring greens" at the Armory Show. You can see them about 1/3 of the way down this blog post.

Debra Ramsay said...

that was more uplifting than a second cup of coffee this morning! a delight. So much good work, good friends. ahhh...

Joan Mellon said...

Oh what a lovely show Joanne. And thank you for including me in the richness of your thoughts and words. This is a delight that lifts the human and visual spirits.

elainemari said...

WOW. I am going out right now and making a spring painting! Thanks.

elainemari said...

WoW. I am going out to my studio and starting a spring painting, right now!

Lisa McShane said...

Loved this, thank you! Also found Jackie's website and book through your blog this morning. Great stuff (ordered the book of course!)

anne mcgovern said...

A joyous ode to spring! Thanks.

dennishelsel said...

It's posts like these that are some of my favorite. You may consider yourself myopic in some regards, but you also have a significant ability to make connections among various works which is a rare gift.

You certainly love geometric work, which is a fascination I share; However, you also have an eye for the momnet and what is relevant to the season or the time.

Thank you sharing your vision

Miranda said...

Hi Joanne, I absolutely love your blog, especially the Marketing Mondays posts, but I also adore the way you group artwork. This selection is wonderful. I`d love to see an entire show curated by you!

Lisa Klow said...

I really needed that. Thank you. Such lovely images and colors.

peggy said...

Lovely. Just lovely. Thank you, Joanne.

david john said...

fantastic! and love anne truitt piece. never seen that one. the colors seem so vibrant!

Richard Bottwin said...

LOVED the Truitt. Yum!

Lynette said...

Yeah, what Hylla said!
This post is Y U M M Y.
Bring on the inspiration and spring.
Oh and did i mention, i love green?

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, All--

Definitely check out Lady Xoc's Armory report (there's a link in her comment). She has some great Spring Greens, too.

And, Hylla, a new paint. Can't wait to see it!

Donna Dodson said...

Great post, Joanne, esp since I just saw your show on the LES @ 128 Rivington St and caught some of these gems in person- wow! Thanks for the info and hope your show in CT is also doing well!

Matthew Beall said...

Green - growth, hope, balance. Spring just might be here!

lyric said...

Your pictures are beautiful. And I feel like sunshine whenever I what you do here - hence - the sunshine award is yours today!
http://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunshine-award.html

(no need to do all the rigamarole - just thanks for sharing!)

SAND T said...

Awesome, Joanne! Thank you for including my work.

Cervini Haas Fine Art said...

Joanne, I think you just curated the show of my dreams!

Eva said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for this.