Joellyn T. Duesberry: A Painter's Path

Lone Tree Arts Center

January 18 - March 29, 2020

  • Opening Reception: Saturday January 18 from 6-7:30pm
  • Curated by Brenda LaBier, Director, Estate and Gift Planning for the Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection
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Joellyn T. Duesberry - Seal Cove Pond, Marsh Maples, ME, 2014 - oil on linen - 40 x 60"
Courtesy of Dr. Herman at Creekview Dental

Joellyn T. Duesberry’s long and distinguished painting career took her around the world. Inviting the viewer along her journey, A Painter's Path offers a grand overview of Duesberry’s prolific output traveling the hemispheres and exploring rural planes, exotic land, rock, and water forms. Her landscapes reveal the subjects that continually inspired her to revisit them on the canvas and in person.

Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street
Lone Tree Co, 80124
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and prior to scheduled performances

 

For the first half of her painting life, the humid East Coast applied a type of veil over her landscape painting with its damp air and soft, shared edges. Moving west in 1985, the dry air and clear light defined the forms in terms of absolute light and dark creating a new language. It was a celebration of the rocks and trees and waters, which galvanized her attention.

Duesberry continued to explore the landscapes of Europe, South America and Africa and upon each return to this country, she painted her cherished East Coast locations. These once familiar places had become alluring yet again and changed her perspective. The pull of unfamiliar geometries from her travels, the kindred compositions created in response to them and the consistent choice of color and structure seemed to come from unconscious visual memory wherever she set her easel. Each new virgin territory summoned to the surface richer, more personal, and irreducible forms.

Duesberry’s artwork has been acquired by over 90 public collections both nationally and internationally. Available is her 50-year retrospective book entitled Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry and Dialogue with the Artist a 32 minute PBS documentary film on her painting and monotype processes.