2009 JOANNA LAMB: HIGH RISE
My recent work is a series of paintings of high rises. The composition of each painting is exactly the same but the colours in each painting are different. The compositions are more simplified than my previous work and this provided different challenges. It was a long process getting the colour balance right in each painting. More so than it has been in the past. These paintings are to be shown in my next solo exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf in Sydney. I’m hoping the exhibition is more experiential by forcing the viewer to focus on the whole concept rather than seeing one painting as separate from the next.
Joanna Lamb, Perth 2009
Perth-based artist Joanna Lamb explores the subtle nuances of the urban landscape in her forthcoming exhibition, High Rise. This series of 10 paintings, all based on the one high rise building, modulated into tonal variations, have evolved through a slow process of meditation. Lamb’s crisp, precise landscapes have been described as “coolly Warholian”, and their smooth, flattened finish suggests the global, interchangeable nature of each landscape - Perth could be Sydney or New York or Beijing. High Rise will be Lamb’s second solo exhibition in Sydney and is an elegant furthering of the ideas explored in, Flatlands: A Continuing Romance series of exhibitions (Sydney/Perth).
Joanna Lamb graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (VisualArts) from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor of Arts (Design) from Curtin University in 1997.In 2008 Lamb exhibited in the group exhibition Time and Place: Selected Works from the TWMA collection at Tarra Warra Museum of Art in Victoria. In 2007 Lamb was highly commended at the ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award, received an Airflight Grant from Arts WA and was voted one of ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’ by Australian Art Collector. Her work is held in several significant collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Artbank, Murdoch University, Tarrawarra Museum of Art and the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art.