Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder, ComeClose



Joan Snyder

Exhibition catalogue

8.5 x 11 inches

72 pages

CANADA is pleased to announce the release of Joan Snyder, ComeClose, a catalogue published in conjunction with Joan Snyder's exhibition held at the gallery from January 12 to February 24, 2024.

The catalogue includes an introduction by Wallace Whitney, an artist statement, plus images of sixteen paintings that were included in her exhibition along with painting details and installation views.

Joan Snyder first gained public attention in the early 1970s with her gestural and elegant "stroke paintings", which used the grid to deconstruct and retell the story of abstract painting. By the mid1970s she began to incorporate symbols and text, as the paintings took on a more complex materiality. She is often referred to as an autobiographical or confessional artist; her paintings are essentially narratives of both personal and communal experiences. Nature and the landscape have always been another strong focus of her work. Through a fiercely individual approach and persistent experimentation with technique and materials, Snyder has extended the expressive potential of abstract painting and inspired generations of emerging artists.