Joanne Freeman's less-is-more
Brett Baker interviews Joanne Freeman for Painters Table on the occasion of her exhibition at the University of Maine Museum of Art. When Baker asked Freeman about her "reductive formal language" Freeman spoke about her external influences..
...a large influence on the language of the recent paintings was inspired by a trip to Otranto, Italy that I took during a residency with the Bau Institute. I was blown away by the shadows and light on the white facades of the buildings. Isolated colors against this backdrop became incredibly intense. The less-is-more quality became really apparent, and I became obsessed with the variations of white and the positioning of color against it.
|Joanne Freeman, Sweet Spot, 2012, oil on shaped canvas, 30 x 33 inches|
|Joanne Freeman, Studio View|