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Joan Mitchell, NA: I carry my landscapes around with me

  • David Zwirner 537 West 20th Street New York, NY (map)
Joan Mitchell, NA,  Edrita Fried , 1981

Joan Mitchell, NA, Edrita Fried, 1981

May 3–June 22, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 6–8 PM

David Zwirner is pleased to present Joan Mitchell, NA: I carry my landscapes around with me, the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s multipaneled paintings, on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York.

Organized in collaboration with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the works on view—which span four decades of Mitchell’s career—will allow for a unique opportunity to explore the range of scale and formal experimentation of this innovative facet of her oeuvre.

One of the few artists of her generation to embrace polyptych compositions, Mitchell over time refined and expanded her approach to this format, orchestrating a distinctive balance between continuity and rupture both within and across panels. The horizontally oriented, panoramic expanse of these paintings is ideally suited to landscape—an important and enduring subject for Mitchell that she linked directly to memory.

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