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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Artist Interview: Joanne Freeman

Words of the day: formal. direct. witty. freshness.

Ahtcast is back. This time I spoke with NYC artist, Joanne Freeman. Inspirations, community vs. isolation in art school, and working in a series are all the topics discussed. Listen in to Joanne as she also shares her thoughts the formal qualities of painting, she also talks a bit on working with the figure, yes. Listen below.



Covers, 2015, gouache on handmade paper, 20x20









Covers, 2015, gouache on handmade paper, 24x24









Covers, 2015, gouache on handmade paper, 20x20









Three Chords, 2013, oil on shaped canvas, dyptich 30x66








Moon Walk, 2015, oil on circular canvas, 12" diameter








Reel, Rock, Roll, 2015, oil on canvas, 52x54







The artist's website: Joanne Freeman    





Audio interview with the artist:












Mentioned in the conversation: 


Ellsworth Kelly, Carla Accardi, Mary Heilmann, Paul Feeley, Morris Louis, Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, Leon Polk Smith, Brice Marden.



A quote shared that is supposedly from Philip Guston:
 
"I believe it was John Cage who once told me, ‘When you start working, everybody is in your studio—the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas—all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you’re lucky, even you leave.’" 



Joanne Freeman in two shows this month, info:

Galerie Gris, 
621 Warren Street 
Hudson New York. 12534
Color, Shape and Form III, 
Group show with Karen Schifano and Andrea Belag opens February, 20th

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts: New Paintings and Drawings,  
February 18th thru March 26th
New York City - Chelsea
529 West 20th, Suite 6W
New York, New York 10011 

Thanks for listening! 


(Original intro song by David T Miller and Phillip J. Mellen)