September 8 - October 17, 2020


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Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Joanna Pousette-Dart (American, b. 1947). This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery, following her inclusion in the 2017 group exhibition, Shape Paintings.


Untitled (Blue & Gold), 2018-19

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

67 1/2 x 101 inches

Last Light, 2019

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

74 1/2 x 77 1/2 inches

Floating World #1, 2019

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

61 1/2 x 94 1/4 inches

3 Part Variation, Black, White, Blue, 2019 

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

68 3/4 x 86 inches

Banded Painting #1, 2013-14

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

34 1/2 x 40 inches

Untitled Turquoise, 2020 

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

34 x 34 1/2 inches

Floating World #2, 2019-20 

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

61 1/2 x 94 1/4 inches

3 Part Variation #2, 2015 

acrylic on canvas on wood panel

68 3/4 x 86 inches


Works on Paper

“In both the drawings and the paintings I try to suggest line moving through light, but I rely heavily on transparency and gesture in the drawings. In the paintings I want light to appear as though it’s constantly readjusting as it does in nature. I layer the surfaces to create variations in temperature and tonality to make the ground feel as if it’s moving. The lines are built up out of thin layers of colors, which can change incrementally according to their relationship with the ground.”


—Joanna Pousette-Dart in conversation with Joan Waltemath, Brooklyn Rail, October 2008


Untitled Red #3, 2008, acrylic on paper, 25 1/2 x 40 inches

“As with animation, Pousette-Dart’s shapes segue into one another, regularly conveying motion and pulling our eyes off the canvas. . . There is an overriding appearance of liquidity and, by extension, shape-shifting.”


—Barbara A. MacAdams, Brooklyn Rail, June 2019

“The sloping forms evoke[d] the earth’s curvature and mountains. . . Sequence, disruption, panorama, and alteration—all ways of perceiving an immense, elemental landscape—become central to her paintings.”


-John Yau, Hyperallergic, April 2019


Untitled Red #2, 2008, acrylic on paper 

45 1/4 x 30 inches



Joanna Pousette-Dart (b. 1947) holds a BA from Bennington College, Vermont (1968). She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Wiesbaden Museum in Wiesbaden, Germany (catalogue available); Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, and Texas Gallery, Houston, TX. Her work is included in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN and Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.


For more about the artist, click here.

To inquire about works in the exhibition, click here.


Joanna Pousette-Dart at Museum Weisbaden - Weisbaden, Germany, March - June 2019