Joan Belmar

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Joan Belmar
Constellations #1, from Territories series, 2015
Acrylic, ink, and gouache on Yupo paper
45 x 60 inches

Art Miami New York 2015 - logo

MAY 14-17 | 2015




Constellation 7: Territories, 2015

Acrylic, Ink, Gouache on Paper


Pulse15 is an exhibition fundraiser featuring 15 past and upcoming Hillyer artists. 

Featured Artists: Joan Belmar , Catherine Cole, Anna U. Davis, J.D. Deardourff, Lauren Frances Moore Evans, Jeffery Paul Herrity, Jordanna Kalman, Chandi Kelley, Micheline Klagsbrun, Bridget Sue Lambert, Anthony 'Ashwin' Palliparambil Jr., Pam Rogers, Novie Trump, Pamela Hochschartner Viola and Fawna Xiao.

First Friday opening reception on May 1st, 6-9pm.
Exhibition: May 1 – 30, 2015
Fundraiser Event: Thursday, May 28, 7-9pm

Visual Arts Viewpoint: Interview with Artist Joan Belmar

DC Metro Arts

Before you make your way to a table at the new Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, allow yourself generous time to walk around the space and contemplate the worlds inside Joan Belmar’s paintings hanging on the walls. A palette of browns, whites and sepias in granular textures evoke earthy terrain, while velvety black circles suggest opaque nighttime skies. At times, bright colors assert themselves uncompromisingly. Across portions of these mindscapes march topographical stitching lines suggesting boundary demarcations; across other portions meander lines of contour mapping. Belmar’s work is built up layer after layer in a complex dance of opposites—transparent and opaque, textural and smooth, organic and geometric, earthy color and bright reds or blues.


CHORDS (3/D) #1
38" x 50"
Acrylic, ink, paper,vinyl, and gouache on plywood
Addison Ripley Fine Art


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