Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Buried Images emphasizes Joan Snyder’s recurring brushstrokes as well as her methods of dripping, smearing, and staining paint on canvas, and the work represents a new, more narrative direction after her critically acclaimed body of abstract “stroke paintings.” In this painting, Snyder alludes to autobiographical markers, suggesting additional readings beyond expressive abstraction. Layers of paint and adhered textiles reveal and obscure symbols of birth, loss, and children, as well as home, nature, and travel.
A Brooklyn-based feminist artist, in 1971 Snyder founded the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series, an exhibition space at Rutgers University, New Jersey, in order to make visible the work of contemporary women artists.
Mixed media on canvas
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Joan Snyder (American, born 1940). Buried Images, 1978. Mixed media on canvas, 48 × 96 in. (121.9 × 243.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marjorie Phillips Elliott, James L. Phillips, and Alice Phillips Swistel, 2019.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2019.6_PS9.jpg)
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