Twenty Works on Canvas and Paper by Joan Mitchell at Manny Silverman Gallery

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Manny Silverman Gallery is again presenting an exhibition of the work of internationally celebrated artist Joan Mitchell. The exhibition includes approximately 20 works on canvas and paper spanning her career from the early 1950s through the mid 1980s. An important figure in the American Abstract Expressionist movement, Mitchell considered herself a landscape painter, although she did not paint directly from nature and none of her images are readable as direct landscapes. She said she painted from memory and sought to capture the feelings evoked by a particular view. Her goal was to transform her strong physical and emotional responses toward natural phenomena into canvases of enormous energy, light and color. Like no other Abstract Expressionist painter, Mitchell was a master of color. The light emanated from within her canvases, reflected from the brilliant primer beneath the oil. Mitchell