Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents an international group of critically respected contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition program is a diverse combination of fresh perspectives on 20th century masters, showcases of emerging talent, and new bodies of work from a core group of acclaimed mid-career artists. With a sustained commitment to contextualizing the work exhibited, the gallery regularly publishes illustrated catalogs with scholarly essays and hosts public programs such as artist talks, panel discussions, and gallery walkthroughs. A collaboration with the artist (or their estate) is at the core of each exhibition, allowing the gallery...


600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Locks Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Joanna Pousette-Dart (American, b. 1947). This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery following her inclusion in the 2017 group exhibition, Shape Paintings.

Pousette-Dart’s body of work extends the traditional format of painting through a process which often begins with drawing as entry into space itself. Interested in the relationship between light and form, her shaped configurations of color and biomorphic contour delve into the experience of gravity and motion. Evoking the curvature of earth’s horizon or the shape of a human eye, each canvas appears as though oscillating in motion, creating a spatial continuum beyond the work.

Joanna Pousette-Dart (b. 1947) holds a BA from Bennington College, Vermont (1968). She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Wiesbaden Museum in Wiesbaden, Germany (catalogue available); Lisson Gallery, New York, NY, and Texas Gallery, Houston, TX. Her work is included in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN and Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

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