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Joanne Ungar Art

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Joanne Ungar is originally from Minneapolis. After studies at Oberlin College in Ohio, she moved to New York City and earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Joanne Ungar is a New York Foundation for the Arts NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program Grant recipient. Ungar has exhibited extensively in New York and nationally. The poured wax paintings by Ungar are composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging and layered and infused with pigmented wax. Ungar is an alchemist and her studio is a science lab. Her father was a scientist. When she was growing up, he talked about how art and science were really one and the same thing, a methodical exploration of ideas crossed with joyous creativity and some random surprises. Built on these origins and continuing into an intense studio practice, Ungar states, “I often set up experiments with variables and a control group in order to solve a problem of opacity or pigmentation, for example. I also like to push my materials beyond my understanding of them, seeing what happens when they melt, seeing what will stick to what and for how long, what happens to them at stupidly high temperatures. I am ridiculously methodically organized and in addition to cataloging each piece, I sometimes catalog it through its various versions or changes.” This highly dedicated and rigorous studio practice creates astounding results that have transformed modest materials into gold. The pain relievers themselves have been removed, yet the implication is present in the title of the works. Ungar is an expert in misdirection and illusion and the barrier between the illusionary space and physical becomes blurred into a wholly new modality. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Artist: Joanne Ungar
"Ikea Alang" Encaustic Geometric Abstract painting in aqua, blue, yellow green
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This cast wax wall panel painting contains blues in aqua and turquoise which blend into a gradient, with warm earth tones emerging amongst violet and yellow green undertones. 21"x3...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wood, Wax, Cardboard

"Johnnie Walker Black" waxwork multi-panel wall installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Vivid oranges, violets, blue and golden yellow tones are created through Joanne Ungar's unique poured wax process in this multi-panel wall installation. 48"x59"x 1" pigmented wax, b...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Waxwork multi-panel wall installation, "Botox", Geometric Abstract Installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Vivid emerald green, vibrant orange, and violet blue tones are created in Joanne Ungar's unique poured wax process, to create this multi-panel wall installation. 37"x54"x 1" pigment...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

"Best Buy Baking Cups Small" Geometric Abstract Cast Wax Wall Painting, in green
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting in green by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. A vibrant sculptural painting, ...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Encaustic

"Frango Rasberry Chocolates" Abstract Cast Wax Wall Painting, in red and green
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The pink, brown and green in this pigmen...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Encaustic, Wax

Both Sides Now
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The red, yellow, green and blue in this ...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Encaustic

Side by Side
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The yellow, green, orange and black in t...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Encaustic

"Acorn" geometric encaustic, cast wax collage
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar's unique process involves layering pigmented wax over cardboard forms to create a geometric composition of color. Ungar's process begins by the artist flattening three-...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Wood Panel, Cardboard, Pigment

"Aleia's" Pigmented Waxwork
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The blue and violet purple in this pigm...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wood, Wax, Cardboard

Harry's
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The violet, red tones fade to a yellow ...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wood, Wax, Cardboard

Chobani Yogurt
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This four panel composition has a rich blue and violet tones in the pigmented wax, which compliments the warmth of the tones of the embedded packaging material beneath the surface. ...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Cardboard, Pigment

Mesh Wonder Ball (1510)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 8.25"x7.75" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Sterile Eye Drops
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 6.5"x6.5" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has embedded. In this work, the composition is det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Blank White Box 03 (1450)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Available framed (8"x7" unframed) 9.5"x 8.5" framed Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Mesh Wonder Ball (1515)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 8" x 8.5" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Plaid Insert (#1433)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is determined by the orientation and design of re-purpo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Wood

Dansko
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This work is created in an unique methodology developed by the artist, in which multi-layers of pigmented wax are are cast into a form. Embedded painted cardboard defines the compos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Cardboard, Wood Panel

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Flutucasone
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  • Flutucasone
  • Flutucasone
  • Flutucasone
  • Flutucasone
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Midwest 9 (1518)
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  • Midwest 9
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  • Dr. Fuhrman
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Physicians Formula
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Estee Lauder Modern Muse Diptych (#1826)
By Joanne Ungar
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Gold's Gym Stress Ball
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Cetaphil 1
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  • Cetaphil 1
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  • Cetaphil 1
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Cetaphil 2
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  • Zassenhaus
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