Special Edition

Joanna Kirk - Signed book

$56.00$56.00
OC7514
2009
32pp
250 x 250 mm (10 x 10 inches)
Hardback
Signed
Interview by Rachel Cusk
Published by Murderme
ISBN: 978-1-906957-09-4
Only available at Other Criteria New York.

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Joanna Kirk’s pastel paintings relate her experience of motherhood in which beauty is marked out against everyday reality to provide a new perspective on her work and life. Using her fingers to blend colours and build surface, much of Kirk’s inspiration is drawn from the Impressionist painters Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt for whom domesticity was their given sphere, as well as later artists such as Louise Bourgeois for her ongoing revision of childhood experience.

Many of Kirk’s works isolate her children in natural landscapes, exposing their vulnerability and something of the dread and magic of fairytales in which children carry the weight of apprehension and that of their parents.  In a frank interview with novelist Rachel Cusk, the artist discusses her fear of self-dissolution, and through the competition set up between creative work and maternal duty, the potential for self-identification in motherhood.

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Joanna Kirk

Joanna Kirk’s pastel paintings relate her experience of motherhood in which beauty is marked out against everyday reality to provide a new perspective on her work and life. Using her fingers to blend colours and build surface, much of Kirk’s inspiration is drawn from the Impressionist painters Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt for whom domesticity was their given sphere, as well as later artists such as Louise Bourgeois for her ongoing revision of childhood experience.

Kirk's new work takes this theme to a more extreme level. The children are now immersed in the landscape more than ever before, 'lost' or 'devoured' by the chaos and scrupulousness of nature. These much larger pieces challenge the eye with their deliberately detailed surfaces.

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