Daniel Kany, art historian, art critic and freelance writer wrote in Art Review in August 2013 about Joanne Freeman, saying about her work:
"Walking into the main gallery of the University of Maine Museum of Art and being greeted by Joanne Freeman\'s work is like sitting back after a hard day and turning on some great music; on the one hand, it\'s calm and relaxed, but it also moves. Some things transport you by changing the place you are in to precisely where you want to be. This is what Freeman\'s paintings do."
Aquatint made with oil based Charbonnel Etching Ink, printed on 100% rag paper Copperplate Warm White. Unframed.
This piece is part of a series titled "Covers", it pays homage to the graphic style of album covers, paperback book covers and media that permeated mid-century popular culture.
Her use of singular color accentuates the interplay of ground, foreground relationships. Freeman tries to merge random gestures and idiosyncratic shapes with a controlled and reductive abstract language.
Aquatint is an intaglio printmaking technique, a variant of etching, using copper plates dipped in acid to hold ink. The traditional fine art printing process accentuates the rich saturation of color on paper. The series merges the quality and feel of traditional fine art prints with the low tech graphics of mid-century media.
Covers 3 Red was chosen to be in the International Print Center New York’s 2017 summer show, The juror was Katherine Bradford. The series was awarded Curators Choice at The 2017, Annual Fine Print Fair at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The juror was Michael Bennett, curator of Ancient Greek and Roman Art, (and jazz lover)
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About The Artist
Joanne Freeman is an American contemporary artist born in 1954. She is known for her abstract, minimalist and reductive paintings.Read More