"Worried Abe" painting by Joanna Pinsky

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 events.

Registration is required. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Time slots to view the exhibition are as follows:

Sunday, April 10

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm SOLD OUT
  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm SOLD OUT
  •  3:00pm - 4:00pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, April 17

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.

The safety and security of gallery staff and visitors is essential.

  • 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.


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.

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Image: Joanna Pinsky, Worried Abe, 2018