Joanne GreenbaumThings We Said Today
Otis College of Art + Design, Los Angeles, USA
Things We Said Today follows New York-based artist Joanne Greenbaum’s prodigious mark-making and uncanny color sensibility across media and surface over a ten year period, 2007-2017. Using a language of abstraction that toggles between chaos and order, Greenbaum takes on architecture with a suite of recent, oversized canvases, punctuated by a series of sculptural pen drawings, watercolors, painted ceramics, and artist sketchbooks. In total, the gestures and forms that migrate from one substrate to another speak to an expansive practice that distinguishes little between form, yet conveys everything of the intensity and immediacy of unspoken thoughts amid the chaos of our time.