Joanna Pousette-Dart in conversation with Phong Bui
Earlier this month, Lisson Gallery hosted a special in conversation event with artist Joanna Pousette-Dart, who discussed her exhibition at Lisson Gallery with Phong Bui, Publisher and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail. During the talk they speak about the development of Joanna's signature shaped canvases, and open for questions with an engaged audience of artists, collectors and friends.
This event was held to highlight Joanna Pousette-Dart's first solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery, following the recent announcement of representation. The presentation at the gallery's Tenth Avenue space features four large-scale multi-panel paintings, each composed of curved canvases, a format Pousette-Dart has explored since 1990 while working in Galisteo, New Mexico. The dynamic configurations of these works evoke the constantly shifting light and form, the vastness of the spaces, and the sense of the earth’s curvature that she experienced there. Works in the exhibition such as Plateau (2019), measuring more than 11 feet across, and 2 Part Variation #3 (After Pierrot) (2015) evoke the earth’s curvature, as well as the characteristically dramatic light experienced in the Southwest.