Joanne Julian: Drawings, Paintings, Prints, 1985, Near Fine

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Joanne Julian: Drawings, Paintings, Prints; July 11 - September 1, 1985
Joanne Julian, Robert McDonald (Essay), Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach College, and Cypress College
Laguna Beach Museum of Art
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Notes: Near Fine, 4to, 9" x 8 1/2." White paper wrappers with staple binding. An illustration of one of the artist's works is on the front cover. No lettering to spine. Covers have slight yellowing along the edges on front and back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact. Many illustrations in black-and-white and color. 20 pp., including illustrations. A catalog that accompanied an exhibition held in 1985 at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art featuring the work of Joanne Julian, an Armenian-American artist. Julian's paintings are highly influenced by Zen Buddhism, and her work merges cultural and artistic conventions of East and West. However, Julian's style is entirely her own. Her artist's statement in this catalog captures the driving force behind her work: "My work is about restraint as well an spontaneous expression. It is about grace and violence. It begins with quiet order and climaxes in wild celebration. It is the way I think I am and/or how I wish to be. Making art for me means perpetually bridging the gap between form and content until they both merge into the truest vision of myself. The concerns of my art are those of clarification and passion. I do not wish to tell stories or illustrate. I seek to evoke an emotional response from the viewer, perhaps no different from what I wish to achieve with the rest of my life."