Joanna Pousette-Dart at Lisson Gallery in East Hampton
26 August 2020
For the newest exhibition in East Hampton, Lisson Gallery is pleased to present paintings and works on paper by Joanna Pousette-Dart, whose work was the subject of a solo exhibition in the New York gallery earlier this year. Pousette-Dart’s shaped paintings are unique in their melding of formal and poetic concerns, and take their inspiration from many sources: Islamic, Mozarabic and Catalonian art, Chinese landscape paintings and calligraphy, Mayan and American Indian art, as well as the landscape itself.
The work on view, 3 Part Variation #12 (2007) is a multi-paneled painting, composed of three curved canvases, a format the artist has explored since 1990 while working in Galisteo, New Mexico. She adopted configurations of shaped panels as a means of expressing the manner in which the earth’s curvature impacted her perceptions of space, light and distance, and as a means of suggesting the changing interaction between earth and sky. The upper portion of 3 Part Variation #12 is painted in expansive shades of warm, sunny yellow and orange, creating a sense of atmosphere. Details within the central blue spheres draw the eye down to where the canvases are anchored by an earthy brown blended to deep green. Layers of color and light intersect one another throughout the work, creating dynamic expansion, so while Pousette-Dart’s paintings are considered whole within themselves, the rhythm and motion of the painting echoes beyond its curved edges.
For its inauguration this summer, Lisson Gallery’s 1,000 square foot East Hampton space will present exhibitions focused on both seminal, historic artworks and premiere new bodies of work. Previous artists on view include Stanley Whitney, Carmen Herrera, Anish Kapoor and Van Hanos. This focused format, in an intimate setting, recalls the origins of Lisson Gallery, which was established in 1967 in a storefront window on London’s Bell Street. The Long Island location of the new space joins Lisson’s two other galleries in the New York area, including the recent expansion to a second location on West 24th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The gallery will be open to the public Thursday to Monday, from 11am to 4pm. The health and safety of visitors remains a top priority, and strict measures will be implemented in the space to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A mask will be required for entry, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Please visit our website for further details about the guidelines and to schedule an appointment.