Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria: Together with the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and in cooperation with the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York, Kunsthaus Bregenz will be presenting a large-scale survey exhibition, in 2015, of the legendary artist Joan Mitchell (1925–1992). The show’s focus is on her painting – ranging from the early work of the 1950s to the late work of her last years. In terms of art history, her œuvre will be located within developments subsequent to Abstract Expressionism, that is the milieu of the New York School. Comprising nearly thirty pictures, including many largeformat, multi-part works, the show at Kunsthaus Bregenz will be a presentation of one of 20th century art’s most significant protagonists. Read more.
Joan Mitchell: Trees
Cheim & Read, New York, NY: Cheim & Read, in cooperation with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, is pleased to announce an exhibition of seven large-scale canvases by celebrated painter Joan Mitchell (1925–1992). The show is accompanied by a full color catalogue with an essay by John Yau. Read more.
Joan Mitchell: The Black Drawings and Related Works, 1964-1967
Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY: In the spring of 1965, Joan Mitchell had her seventh and final exhibition at the historic Stable Gallery in New York where her career as a painter had been launched more than a decade earlier. Included in the exhibition were the first in a series of paintings that she described at the time as her “new black paintings, although there’s no black in any of them.” It would not have been known at the time, but these paintings had companion drawings, and those works on paper, never before exhibited, are at the heart of our presentation nearly a half century after they were made. Read more.
Ed Clark: Big Bang
Installation view, left: Ed Clark, Winter Bitch, 1959, acrylic on canvas 77 x 77 inches; right: Joan Mitchell, Untitled, circa 1962-64, 44 3/4 x 57 1/2 inches.
Tilton Gallery, New York, NY.
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany: Galerie Max Hetzler is pleased to present an exhibition by Joan Mitchell in Bleibtreustraße 45, Berlin-Charlottenburg from November 10, 2013 until January 18, 2014. For the first time in Berlin, an exceptional ensemble of paintings and pastels from the almost 50 years of the artist's career will be featured. Read more.
Chamberlain | Mitchell
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy: Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition that juxtaposes paintings by Joan Mitchell and sculptures by John Chamberlain. Born just one year apart in the Midwestern United States, Mitchell and Chamberlain were inspired by the muscular spontaneity of Abstract Expressionists such as Franz Kline and Willem De Kooning. Mitchell is considered a principal figure in the second generation of Abstract Expressionists as well as one of the few female exponents. Her lively and impassioned paintings laud the beauty of the natural world. Chamberlain is best known for his metal sculptures constructed from discarded automobile-body parts and other modern metal detritus, where the industrial origin of materials is underscored by a cumulative formal elegance. Read more.
Hieroglyphs: Works Selected by Fairfax Dorn from the Linda Pace Foundation Collection
Room, 1981. Oil on canvas, 32 x 24 inches. Collection of the Linda Pace Foundation. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.
Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas. Mitchell's painting "Room" is on view at the Linda Pace Foundation.
Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Chasse Interdit, 1973. Oil on canvas, quadriptych, 280 x 720 cm. Collection of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.
Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Avenue Seattle, Washington Mitchell’s painting “Chasse Interdit” is on view at the Seattle Art Museum, as part of a traveling exhibition from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France.