Exhibition | Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown | Contemporary Art at Jane Hartsook Gallery | New York | Art Week

Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown

Share this

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 
1

Country:

City:

Date: 
Friday, 17 May 2019 to Friday, 14 June 2019
Opening: 
Friday, 17 May 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Jane Hartsook Gallery is pleased to present new work by Joanna Powell. Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown, Powell’s New York City debut, was inspired by the harrowing experience of returning to Dallas after her mother’s death. In this exhibition, Powell explores emotions that are universally felt in highly individualized ways. Everyone eventually grapples with the death of a loved one, but each person’s experience is unique. Using ceramic, paint and neon, Powell unpacks how those humid Dallas nights felt, trying to fall asleep despite the crush of emotion and thick summer air, and what it means to have common experiences without actually being able to share them. 

Powell’s work is joyful while retaining a sense of loss. Infinite black backgrounds make intense colors pop with life, and white vessels are washed in color. Pots and paintings alike are lush with beautiful plant life whose fruit and flowers promise plenty that they ultimately cannot fulfill. Joy and pain are present in Powell’s work in a way that welcomes viewers to contemplate their experiences with loss without dictating their responses.
 
Joanna Powell is an artist based out of Helena, Montana. She received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her BFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas. She was an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and has had solo and group exhibitions at University of Wisconsin-River Falls (River Falls, WI; 2019), Denison Artspace (Newark, OH; 2016), Hoffman Gallery (Portland, OR; 2018), and The Clay Studio (Philadelphia, PA; 2013), among others.
 

Artist ( Name ):

Venue ( Name ):

Venue ( Address ): 

16 Jones St.

New York, NY 10014

Add new comment

Other shows from Jane Hartsook Gallery

view
Touching Time
08/30/2019 to 09/27/2019
view
Ollas
07/12/2019 to 08/08/2019
view
Lay Me in a Hot Bed and Try Not to Drown
05/17/2019 to 06/14/2019
view
Greenwich House Pottery Artists Exhibitions
04/12/2019 to 05/03/2019

Pages

_____________________________________________

Related Shows This Week

view
Figures in Motion-The Mid-Century Paintings of Walter Quirt
09/21/2019 to 10/16/2019
view
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 - 1860
09/08/2019 to 12/08/2019
view
Person to Person
06/06/2019 to 09/21/2019
view
Brut@l Elegance
09/12/2019 to 10/19/2019
view
Alex Kanevsky: Liberation and Disorientation
09/05/2019 to 09/28/2019
view
Roland Petersen - Works on paper - 1956-2005
09/20/2019 to 10/13/2019
view
La fin du monde
09/19/2019 to 10/26/2019
view
On the Road Again: Japan’s Tōkaidō in Prints and Paintings
07/07/2019 to 10/20/2019

Pages