Over a prolific career, compelled by a “curiosity to engage contradiction” and an impulse to disrupt “assumptions about spatial relations,” Joan Tanner’s art has developed across disciplines to encompasses many media, including painting, photography, video, sculpture, and assemblage. Consistently she has been preoccupied with ideas of history, impermanence, and inconsistency in her exploration of materials and form—and over five decades has created a body of provocative and engaging work that challenges the viewer’s imagination, defying simple categorization.
CONTINGENT is an exhibition that surveys a selection of Tanner’s drawings and three dimensional works from the past twenty years. This solo exhibition marks the artist’s first in Louisiana and is guest curated by Julien Robson.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website