Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Landscape and Trees
There is a quiet but rigorous beauty in the paintings and prints of the trees that Sylvia Plimack Mangold (born 1938) has observed in the landscape surrounding her home and studio over the last three decades. Although better known for her conceptual compositions of illusionary paintings of wooden floors and mirrors and, later, tapes and measures, Plimack Mangold acknowledges that there is no other subject that she has spent more time with than nature, which eventually led her to focus on individual trees, the subject of this publication and the exhibition it accompanies. This exceptional and varied body of work was brought together for the first time in 2012, and comprises more than 50 oil paintings, watercolors and prints from private and public collections. Landscape and Trees presents a rich survey of the artist’s 30-year engagement with the landscape.