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Joanne Mattera: "Vico & Swipe"

"My paintings are succulent in color and reductive in composition. Repetition provides an underlying structure for much of my work." -  Joanne Mattera, 2024

Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery
Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery
Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery

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Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 26," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9.5", $1,400
Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 27," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9.5", $1,400

Joanne Mattera, "Vico 26," 2024,
oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9.5", $1,400

Joanne Mattera, "Vico 27," 2024,
oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9.5", $1,400

"Vico is a new series, begun in 2021 and resumed in late 2023. Most of the work you see here was completed in 2024. Worked in oil stick and oil pastel on prepared handmade paper, these small works ask to be grouped together in small or large aggregations. The series is related conceptually to Swipe. There is no underlying narrative here, just a love of material, color, and process." - Joanne Mattera, 2024

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Joanne Mattera - Vico series on gallery wall, 12 x 9.5", $1,400 each

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Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 33," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 35," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 38," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 45," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 47," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 48," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 34," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 10," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 18," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 14," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 42," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 43," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 41," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 40," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 36," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 11," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 29," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 39," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 37," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 32," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 31," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 9," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 44," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 28," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 26," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 27," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 46," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 15," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 30," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 2," 2021, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 12 x 9"

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera - grid view of "Vico" series on studio wall

Joanne Mattera - grid view of "Vico" series on studio wall

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera - grid view of "Vico" series on studio wall

Joanne Mattera - grid view of "Vico" series on studio wall

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Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 50," 2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 18 x 12", $2,000
Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 51," 2024,oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 18 x 12", $2,000
Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Vico 49," 2024,oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper, 18 x 12", $2,000

Joanne Mattera, "Vico 50,"
2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper,
18 x 12", $2,000

Joanne Mattera, "Vico 51,"
2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper,
18 x 12", $2,000

Joanne Mattera, "Vico 49,"
2024, oil stick and oil pastel on handmade paper,
18 x 12", $2,000

"Swipe...Being accustomed to fast-drying mediums such as encaustic and gouache, I was surprised to find myself drawn to oil for this series, but the schmear of oil yields a surface like no other...and half-dry oil paint invites incursions. What I love about the medium is that as I scribed into it, the displaced paint built up in tiny globs along the skived ridges. The resulting surface is a texture not unlike that of Silk Road, my long-running series of encaustic on panel, but smaller and softer. I began Swipe around 2015 and have continued it intermittently since then." - Joanne Mattera, 2024

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 16," 2022,  oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 30 x 22", $3,000

Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 16," 2020, 
oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress
, 30 x 22", $3,000

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 10," 2020,  oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 30 x 22", $3,000

Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 10," 2020,
oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 30 x 22", $3,000

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 15," 2020,  oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 30 x 22", $3,000

Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 15," 2020, 
oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress
, 30 x 22", $3,000

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 18," 2020,  oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 30 x 22", $3,000

Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 18," 2020, 
oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress
, 30 x 22", $3,000

Arden Gallery - Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 8," 2020,  oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress, 22 x 30", $3,000

Joanne Mattera, "Swipe 8," 2020, 
oil on Fabriano 300-lb. hotpress
, 22 x 30", $3,000

ARTIST STATEMENT

Joanne Mattera Arden Gallery

Joanne Mattera reviewed in the press:

Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery:

"Sheer, luminous, living, wafting color."
—Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, December 4, 2020

 

"Joanne Mattera’s monochromes exude luscious indulgence.”

—Daniel Kany, Maine Sunday Telegram, December 29, 2013

 

"Appreciating (Joanne Mattera's) "Silk Road" solely on the basis of its tour-de-force technical achievement would be to miss the richer sphere that the work inhabits. Each painting contains the inherent mystique invoked by the series, which is to say, each piece promises a journey full of visual delights without a specific roadmap. Color on the scale of intimacy that Mattera achieves is a powerful experience.”
—Liz Hager, Venetian Red, February 2010

 

“Over the years Joanne Mattera has gradually reduced the imagery in her work to finally arrive at this celebration of color and surface.”
—Joseph Walentini, Abstract Art on Line, May 17, 2007

 

“Joanne Mattera is one of the acknowledged American authorities working in encaustic.”
—Philip Isaacson, Maine Sunday Telegram, Feb. 18, 2007

 

Joanne Mattera at Arden Gallery:

“Mattera revels in the medium’s stained-glass-like luminosity. She’s a colorist whose principal concern is how tones interact and play off one another . . . Throughout, there’s a sense that light is powering these works.”
—Cate McQuaid,  The Boston Globe, December 10, 2004

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