Joan Mitchell Trees
Text by John Yao. Publ. by Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY, 2014. Hardcover; 64 pp. with 18 color plates and artist bio. Printed in Italy. Dimensions: 13" x 11-1/4" x 1/2".
Dating from 1964 to 1991, the paintings in this exhibition are inspired by the form and structure of trees. Known for her expressionistic, visceral explorations of the natural landscape, Mitchell abstracted tree-forms throughout her career, from the richly-hued, interlacing branches of Hemlock, 1956 (Collection Whitney Museum of American Art) to the thick, rectangular-trunked grove in Trees, 1990-91. The paintings bristle with energy and emotion; her staccato brushwork, rich color palette and pervading sense of light and composition are at once elegant and rebellious.
Gently used, no dust jacket.