Memory Time Lapse, Ground Zero 60″ x 72″ oil on linen 2003
On exhibit September 11, 2014 – January 2015
Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13080 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Joellyn Duesberry will teach a plein air work shop at her Greenwood Village Farm this summer through the Art Students League of Denver. Course title: “Abstraction Masquerading as Landscape Painting” June 10th – June 15th
Nude in the Garden 16″ x 20″
oil on linen
I propose a workshop of 5-6 days painting outdoors to attempt awakening 8-10 experienced students to the discoveries in oil paint I made with the painter Richard Diebenkorn in 1986. Either in my extensive Greenwood Village garden, or in Chatfield in early June, I will ask students to “stalk” a subject with geometric underpinnings in the landscape: a corner, a small grouping or color event, or an architectonic feature contiguous with land, plants, or vistas. Although anyone can bring larger or smaller supports, I will request students to bring 3 canvases no smaller than 30 x 24 inches. At frequent intervals I will visit each student with pad and charcoal to draw the abstract dynamics they have perceived and developed in their painting exercise. I want this method to encourage the maintenance of tension between the abstract and real of their plein air efforts for as long as possible before finishing a painting, as well as to create a dynamic balance between the geometry on the picture surface and geometry in depth, avoiding illusion as much as possible in order to gain a sense of the abstract in nature.
I hope ideas will flow to us all from this open-ended process.
Art for the Endangered Landscape, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Adams State University Community Partnerships Gallery, Alamosa, CO Opening Reception Friday November 30, 2012 4pm-7pm
plein air panels Duesberry painted while living in Maine this summer
Artists Lynette Stephenson & Joellyn Duesberry selected for the inaugural year of The Horned Dorset Colony a not-for-profit residency in Leonardsville NY where jury-selected writers, composers & visual artists spend a month focusing on their art.
painter & sculptor, Stephenson lives and works in Hamilton, NY where she is an associate professor of painting at Colgate University..still plein air painting after 40 years, internationally recognized artist Duesberry divides her time between studios in Denver, Colorado and Millbrook, NY.
Plein Air Workshop June 2012
Joellyn Duesberry’s Plein Air Workshop was comprised of 10 experienced students who painted outdoors in her Greenwood Village garden. The discoveries in oil paint made to her by painter Richard Diebenkorn in 1986. The workshop humbly honors painter Richard Diebenkorn and his instruction in 1986. She attempts to reproduce highlights of her discomfort and fulfillment and the real growth she acquired with him as teacher.
Students to “stalk” a subject with geometric underpinnings in the landscape: a corner, a small grouping or color event, or an architectonic feature contiguous with land, plants, or vistas.
The Madden Museum of Art will exhibit Western Waters by Colorado/New York artist Joellyn Duesberry from December 4, 2012 through January 19, 2013. There will be an artist reception on Thursday December 6 from 5pm until 8pm.
6363 South Fiddlers Green Circle Greenwood Village CO 80111 303.763.1970 Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm or by appointment