The Summer Becomes a Room
Published by Canada, New York
This book includes an introduction by Wallace Whitney and essays by Helen Molesworth and Sean Scully.
Design: Katy Nelson for Joseph Logan Design
Color Correction: Jason Mandella
Copy Editing: Elina Alter
New York-based painter Joan Snyder (b. 1940) has been making expressive paintings full of personal candor for over 50 years. Snyder's paintings integrate the modernist grid with raw figuration and nature. Her distinctive mark-making reveals itself in a brightly chromatic palette of pinks, reds, greens, violets; she builds up her paintings using thick mediums and collage materials including fabric, herbs and dried flowers. For 'The Summer Becomes a Room,' her 2020 exhibition at Canada, the artist-run gallery in New York, Snyder made a series of large-scale diptych and triptych paintings, which variously reference the landscape, as well as poetry and music. This book was published alongside the show and features an introduction by Wallace Whitney, essays by Sean Scully and Helen Molesworth; it features the paintings from the show as well as select works from Snyder's 2016 series titled 'Love, Mom.'