Apr 10th 2021

Joanna Pinsky: Now and Then

@ Evanston Art Center

1717 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

Opening Saturday, April 10th, from 12:30PM - 4PM

On view through Sunday, May 2nd

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Now and Then: Paintings by Joanna Pinsky.

The artist will be present during the event.

Registration is required. Sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-artist-joanna-pinsky-tickets-143831025469

Time slots to view the exhibitions are 12:30pm – 1:30pm; 1:45pm – 2:45pm; 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Registration is required, as a limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.


Joanna Pinsky is a painter residing in Evanston, Illinois. Working with acrylics, she creates two-dimensional shaped paintings on canvas and gator board as well as rectangular works on paper. She works with shapes to suggest a dynamic presence that gives a greater sense of reality to the objects. Although flat, the objects are painted to give the illusion of depth. The rectangular works enable her to explore a more traditional format along with using the paint to emphasize the unique quality of water color paper. Central to all of her work is color often applied in layers and incised to reveal underlying colors. Formerly abstract, her paintings now include images of architectural fragments and nineteenth century-heroes including Cuban José Martí and Abraham Lincoln.

Pinsky creates installations of the shaped paintings, hanging them so they seem to interact with each other. Nothing is hung parallel or perpendicular to the floor giving the appearance that the objects seem to be floating in space like memories when you fall asleep at night, collapsing time and place into unexpected relationships.

Learn more: https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/exhibitions/joanna-pinsky

Now and Then: Paintings by Joanna Pinsky will be exhibited in the second floor and atrium gallery of the Art Center April 3 – May 2, 2021. The Meet the Artist event and Virtual Artist Talk are free and open to the public. This exhibition is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the EAC’s general membership.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: 1pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday; 10am – 4pm, Saturday; 12pm – 4pm, Sunday. First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available.

Due to COVID-19 protocol, when arriving at the EAC during our Gallery Hours, please wait outside and call us at (847) 475-5300 for entry. All visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member. Please adhere to 6′ social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.

For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or contact Cara Feeney, Director of Exhibitions, at (847) 475-5300 or cfeeney@evanstonartcenter.org.

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