"Joan Mitchell, a leading member of Abstract Expressionism’s 'second generation,' rejected the premise that her light-filled and color-rich paintings were 'landscapes' in the conventional sense...Mitchell’s relationship with the landscape—she specifically mentioned her childhood home near Lake Michigan—was perhaps akin to that of Bonnard, the great French colorist, who painted from memory rather than direct observation. Put another way, one might think of Wordsworth’s famous formulation of the poetic process: 'emotion recollected in tranquility.'"
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Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me is on view at 537 West 20th Street in New York through July 12, 2019.
Installation view, Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me, David Zwirner, New York, 2019