“I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me – and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. I could certainly never mirror nature. I would more like to paint what it leaves with me.” Joan Mitchell, the fervent defender of American Abstract Expressionism is getting a new airing with a marvellous show at Cheim & Read of paintings and drawings from 1958 until her death in 1992. Mitchell’s move to France in 1959 intensified her admiration for Matisse and Van Gogh – artists that reflect her mastery of color and light, her sweeping brushstrokes, and studious composition. Her works are often connected to mediations on nature and poetry but her turbulent gestures reveal a more complex picture of a woman often at odds with herself and the world. Through December 23.