Joyce Pensato: Batman Returns

Joyce Pensato, 2012 Batman, Enamel on linen, 2012, 80 x 80 inches (courtesy Frie
Joyce Pensato, 2012 Batman, Enamel on linen, 2012, 80 x 80 inches (courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery)

Video walkthrough of the exhibition Joyce Pensato: Batman Returns at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, on view through February 25, 2012.

The gallery notes that "Pensato's resurrection of this iconic image [Batman] sixteen years later marks an additional shift in her practice as it will be the first time that she has added various colors to what until now has been a strictly black, white and silver painting palette. Pastel color has played a role in Pensato’s drawings over the years, but color in the paintings is new, and as with her drawings, the color element marks a layer within, simultaneously erased and darkened by the profuse and continual saturation of black and white enamel."