Joan Tanner: donottellmewhereibelong

  • Jan 14, 2017 – Apr 9, 2017
  • The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery
Joan Tanner, "donottellmewhereibelong #13", 2014, graphite, charcoal,
chalk, and pencil on paper, 30 x 22 1/4 in. Photograph by Wayne McCall,
courtesy of the artist.

Drawing has always been central to Joan Tanner's artistic production, which also includes painting, sculpture, and installation work. This assembly of works on paper spans three decades—from 1983 to 2013—and demonstrates the confluence of the artist's hand and mind. Particularly in works from 2013 entitled donottellmewhereibelong, Tanner demonstrates the characteristic tensions in her work, between ephemeral markings and grounded elements, complexity and nuance, nature and human systems.

Related Program:

Artist Talk: Joan Tanner • Thu Feb 9 @ 6pm

The exhibition is organized by independent curator and director of Great Meadows Foundation, Julien Robsen, and is overseen at the Weatherspoon by Nancy Doll, Director.

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