Born in Newton, MA / Works in NY
There’s something very linguistic about Joanne’s abstract, hard-edged, yet colorful paintings. So it’s not surprising that she cites Pop Art and design as her main influences. You’ll be distracted (and rightfully so!) tracing the cracks, intersections, and divisions among the planes of color, even imagining depth in them - but in the end, there is no distinction between foreground and background. Like a mobius strip, there only are two (or maybe three) colors in endless play with one another.