Exhibition curator Anja Loughhead introduces Joan Mitchell: Worlds of Colour.

This exhibition presents works on paper produced by the North American artist Joan Mitchell during the final stage of her career.

Born in Chicago, Mitchell emerged in the early 1950s as a leading figure in the New York School of Abstract Expressionism. From 1955 she lived and worked between the United States of America and France, settling permanently in Vétheuil, near Paris, in 1968.

Drawn from the Kenneth Tyler Collection, this exhibition explores Mitchell’s dedication to abstraction and how she was able to translate her approach to painting through printmaking techniques. The works presented were inspired by the artist’s memories of specific landscapes transformed into abstract lines, colours and shapes.

Anja Loughhead is the Assistant Curator, Kenneth Tyler Collection.