Joanne Freeman, ‘Covers 13-Orange B’, 2014, IdeelArt
Joanne Freeman, ‘Covers 13-Orange B’, 2014, IdeelArt

Joanne Freeman's works on paper are made with gouache on handmade Indian Khadi paper.
She uses tape to mask out shapes and employ hard edges, working spontaneously, placing down a shape and then building upon it.

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.

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.

The limited choices of early printing technology leant itself to simple, direct and innovative compositions that Freemans also strives for.

About Joanne Freeman

American, b. 1954, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

JOANNE FREEMAN: New Paintings and Drawings, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York