February 27 – May 27, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 6:00–8:00pm
Fish & Chicks at FP3 is from two series of work.
The Sardine Can images came out of a month-long residency at StudioWorks at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport, ME this past September. Eastport and the surrounding coastal towns were once known for the abundant sardine fishing and canning industry. The Tides have hundreds of labels from the local canneries in their collection. The prints for this show Joanne made on aluminum, an homage of sorts to the can.
The CoverGirl series come from Joanne’s ongoing interest in classic, stylized female advertising images. These 1930’s–40’s covers are from French Marie Claire and a film magazine called “V.” These pieces are layering experiments about form and composition—and have no grand statement about women or femininity attached. Joanne finds that the viewer often brings their own story or meaning to this work.