Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today
Jan 23 –April 7, 2018
Exhibition Opening Reception Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 -8:00 PM
The Tufts University Art Galleries at SMFA are pleased to present New York-based painter Joanne Greenbaum’s debut solo exhibition in New England. Things We Said Today follows Greenbaum’s prodigious mark-making and uncanny color sensibility across media and surface. 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, Greenbaum’s repetitive gestures and overlaying forms conjure the intensity and immediacy of a racing mind and unspoken thoughts amid the chaos of our time.
Things We Said Today is accompanied by brochure with an essay by Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions at Otis College of Art and Design.
About the Artist: Joanne Greenbaum (b. 1953) lives and works in New York City. Over the past twenty years she has participated in numerous shows in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently Greenbaum has exhibited her work at Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland, Greengrassi, London, England, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Van Horn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Texas Gallery, Houston, and Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York. Other recent solo shows include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago and D’Amelio Terras, New York. A career-spanning survey of her was mounted by Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich and travelled to Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany in 2008/2009. Her work is in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She earned a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.Exhibition Opening ReceptionTuesday, January 23, 20186:00 -8:00 PM