February 13, 2010
I became acquainted with her work in the early '90's through pieces the Denver Art Museum purchased and then through various magazine articles I had read. I personally am very much drawn (no pun intended) to her paintings.
Now let me say right now, lets get it out, I love to look at her work. I am delighted with her packed compositions. Notice how high her horizon usually is.
I bought a video about her and have been reading about how she has developed, so today only, I am probably close to being an expert about her oeuvre. If you have questions please put them to me. So I bet you could tell she is interested in structure and she is a plein aire painter as well as a studio painter.
This is a smaller painting. Her work is frequently quite large and can be tripdyches and dypdyches.
Ooh, I forgot to say I got to see a larger collection of Joly's work (no, I don't know her personally but the gallery owner called her that, and I am a quick learner). Ms. Duesberry's work can be seen, if you live in Denver at 1261 Gallery, in a show entitled "Landscape Survey", until February 27. Ms. Duesberry currently spends time between Denver and Maine.
This painting is of the Maine coast.
However she has lived and traveled in and to a variety of places in the world. I especially enjoyed seeing her carry a large canvas on site and begin working on it. Now I haven't seen her do this in person but in the video "Dialogue with the Artist", Joellyn Duesberry. www.joellynduesberry.com
You can watch her working on site on a painting "Above the Elk river, Steamboat Springs". This painting is 72"x60". She notes that she is influenced by Cezanne and her work reflects that. A major influence was moving west and hitting the clear bright light that is out here and has influenced and changed so many painters,( such as Georgia O'Keefe), but also studying with Richard Diebenkorn for a month in Santa Fe in 1986. Actually I am going to have you enjoy some more of her work.
February 6, 2010
February 3, 2010
Here's what the western cousin of Peter gets to peek at. Interspersed between the long lines of trees, bushes and dry grasses a new rounded form has appeared. Something is moving in over the winter. Do you recognize this form? Does this shape strike a familiar chord?
I plan to come back at various seasons and look at the way the sculpture appears in the strong summer light or the golden colors of autumn. Yes the exhibit will be completely prepared and open by March 8 and will be around until January 31,2011. That will be time enough for Peters cousins to multiply and agree with Henry Moore who said, " sculpture is an art of the open air, Daylight and sunlight is necessary to it."