2.24.2011

Getting Ready for Atlanta

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You're probably wondering why my postings have been sparse lately. It's because I'm getting ready for a solo at the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Diamond Life, opening April 16. It's my fourth solo with the gallery (and my 26th career solo). 

Ever since I made that diamond-shaped print in June, I've been thinking about the way the diamond asserts itself in space, and the way it holds my color fields within it. I've also been thinking about rhomboids within the square field.  There's a lot of push and pull, point and counterpoint--and, ultimately, equipoise.  Here's a peek at what I've been working on.


Detail of Rummu, 2011, encaustic on panel, 34x34 inches, above, with a full view of the work below

23 comments:

Donna Dodson said...

Love it, Joanne! Congratulations and best of luck with your show!

pam farrell said...

Very dynamic...a nice complement to the quieter Silk Road pieces.
Congrats on solo show no. 26.

Mazel Tov!!!

Ian MacLeod said...

Exciting news.
This is a fabulous piece Joanne - the colour, texture (and of course those triangles)!!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Luscious, fabulous colors! Yummy, delicious! Thanks for brightening my snowy day.

Debu Barve said...

Great!Wishing you all the best for the show.

Fleta said...

Loving this, hope I can get down to see these in person!

Fleta said...

Loving this, hope I can get down to see these in person!

Tamar said...

I love the shift in direction-- very beautiful palette. Looking forward to seeing the entire body of work.

Nancy Natale said...

Love it! Congratulations on your new work, Joanne. You have brought the diamond and its relatives into a new and beautiful relationship.

Sky Pape said...

Congrats, Joanne! 26 is my lucky number - hopefully lucky for you too! Enjoy the fruits of your labors. Wishing you all the rewards you could wish for yourself with this show. Since I won't be getting to Atlanta, please post some pix for those us to admire (I know it's not nearly the same as the real deal, but still...).

Bev said...

Very mathy! Congratulations!

annell said...

The work looks wonderful!

annell said...

Beautiful piece.

lisa said...

Wonderful piece. Congrats and best of luck with the show!

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, Everyone!

@Bev: You are right about the "mathy" part. It was harder than I thought to figure it out, even with graph paper. I'm working on a third painting in which elongated diamonds orient verically on a diamond-oriented square. It's a good thing no one is depending on me to send them into space.

Lynette Haggard said...

These are beautiful Joanne, and such a natural progression from your prints and painting. Hope to see some at Arden too since I won't make it south! Best regards to you for a most successful show.

Bascha Mon said...

beautiful direction, Joanne. Glad to see you are constantly on a creative roll.

J.T. said...

This looks great. I can't wait to see the rest!

kim matthews said...

Nice new direction. Looking forward to seeing more!
And 26 solos--that's a great accomplishment. Congrats.

es said...

I am happy to say I will be able to make the opening to see your new work! Congrats on solo no.26!

Binnie said...

beautiful! looks like a breakthrough-out of the grid...shifting...LOVE IT!!!

Diane said...

These diamond paintings look fantastic Joanne!
Diane

Richard Bottwin said...

I especially like the quality of the colored triangles being inlaid. Considering the quality of how two hard edge color areas join, and making that juncture beautiful is usually missed by those who use masking tape. The little cliff of paint that is often left can be jarring on close inspection. Poetry in details...