Piece description from the artist
This painting explored the use of different handmade papers, torn to create interesting imagery with some color on the top against the subtleness of the circle paper on the bottom. The circle papers are interesting in that when they are glued on one only sees the outline of the circle making it more mysterious. Again ribbon was used in a technique of painting over it then tearing it off leaving a colorful imprint behind.
Joyce Pommer was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and studied at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. She has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in New York and across the country and her work is in numerous private collections.
Pommer’s striking abstract mixed media paintings originate from a spontaneous process using acrylic, gesso, different papers, fabrics and materials collaged onto surfaces of canvas, metal or wood to create depth and movement in the space.
Joyce lives and works in New York City and she is a new member of "ArtTable":http://www.arttable.org/index.cfm?ccache=1&CFID=31896492&CFTOKEN=56ab78ef319c9cf6-C945FDEE-0D8F-736E-1A4406D0E294C61E&jsessionid=8430c59bcd994de97cd66e5e2e2207d72693.
Inspired by the early "Abstract Expressionists":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_expressionism, Pommer is seeking the emotion and spirit of the painting by way of the unconscious and spiritual. A new association with the "Japanese floating":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e master painters is assisting her in the way the imagery moves or floats through the space and relates to one another.