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Amy Sillman



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For Amy Sillman it is the durational process of art-making-of construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction-that generates meaning in her works. A vibrant, gestural painting, Cart presents a layered space made up of bold brushstrokes and a bright palette of warm pinks, hot reds, and sulfuric yellows. Her approach usually begins with a largely intuitive application of paint, which triggers a chain of decisions involving multiple readjustments of color, shapes, positions, and size. Arriving at a final composition is, for the artist, a matter of building feelings of dissatisfaction, doubt, and awkwardness into a form-what she calls an "ill-fitting, strange, clumsy" creation that "feels right without knowing why." [Permanent collection label, 2022]

  • Artist Amy Sillman (American, b. 1955)
  • Title Cart
  • Date 2017
  • Medium Acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions unframed | 51 x 49 x 1 1/2 in.
  • Credit line University purchase, Parsons Fund, 2017
  • Object number WU 2017.0006

Received on 11/2/2017; to be presented to ACC on 11/16/2017; payment sent 12/18/2017
Gladstone Gallery (New York, NY)

Inscription Verso, upper left quadrant, in pencil (or pen?): [up arrow] Amy Sillman / 2017

Inscription Verso, along top strainer bar, in black ink marker: [left] “CART” ACRyLIC / CANVAS; [center] AMY SILLMAN; [right] 2017

Label Verso, on strainer cross bars, white paper label, text printed in red and black: [in red] GLADSTONE GALLERY / [in black] Amy Sillman / Cart [ital.], 2017 / Acrylic on canvas / 51 x 49 inches (129.5 x 124.5 cm) / AS060 / [in red] 515 WEST 24 STREET NEW YORK NY 10011 212 206 9300

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