Joan Mitchell, Revealed and Obscured
Joan Mitchell Untitled, ca. 1961. Oil on Canvas 118 1/8 X 78 1/4″ Clown for scale.
After ~two years delay, we were finally able to visit the Joan Mitchell exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art on Friday. I have been a Mitchell fan since Robert R. recommended the book “New Art City” some years ago and I had to know more.
You must see this exhibit if you love free flowing, painterly abstraction. Informative labels, and chronological gallery panels and well selected ephemera for context, with some video. Terrific book published to “accompany” the exhibit, edited by Sarah Roberts and Katy Siegel. Full of color plates. Have not delved into the text much, but I am looking forward to it. Joy.