Joan Linder: Still Looking: Themes and Variations
Joan Linder is known for making large-scale drawings with thousands if not hundreds of thousands of marks. Finding inspiration from her immediate surroundings, her conceptual and observational work often focuses on quotidian subjects. Works have been included in national and international exhibitions for more than 25 years and written about in Art News, Art in America, The New York Times, and Hyperallergic, among others. She has created several permanent public art commissions for schools, transit, and hospitals including the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority and PS97 through Public Art for Public Schools. Awards include grants and fellowships from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Yaddo, and MacDowell, among others. Linder is a Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and is represented by Cristin Tierney Galley in New York City.
Still Looking explores quotidian subjects from personal to political in the context of power, technology, feminism, and memory, themes that have emerged in various iterations of my work since the mid-1990s. Focusing on representational and observation painting and drawing, the talk discusses material and medium choices and how seemingly disparate projects develop, evolve, and intersect.