This Red Door presents: “Forays: a metaphysical mapping” with Joan Waltemath
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 @ 6:30pm
Joan Waltemath presents a series of new drawings in conte, tempera and graphite on Khadi paper. Waltemath will also project images of these studies for her Treaty of 1868 project, funded by Creative Capital in 2012, and guide audience members through the various aspects of her non-linear journey. In 1987 Lakota educator, writer, political activist, Vine Deloria, Jr. issued a challenge to create “new ceremonies” involving Dakota, non-Dakota and the land. Such ceremonies are seen as essential to begin the building of a new shared-history.” The Treaty of 1868 project takes up Deloria’s challenge.
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Joan Waltemath grew up on the Great Plains. Her abstract paintings focus on constructing spatial voids using harmonic progressions and non-traditional, reflective pigments in oils as well as drawings in diverse materials. Shown in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Basel, and Cologne, her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Harvard University Art Museum. She has written extensively on art and served as an Editor-at-large of the Brooklyn Rail since 2001 and Contributing Editor of artcritical.com since 2010. She is currently Director of the Hoffberger School of Painting, the Maryland Institute College of Art’s graduate painting program.
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