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Maker(s):Snyder, Joan
Culture:American (1940-)
Date Made:1978-1981
Materials:Color etching, aquatint on Arches paper
Measurements:Frame: 32 3/16 in x 43 in x 1 1/2 in; 81.8 cm x 109.2 cm x 3.8 cm; Sheet: 29 5/8 in x 41 1/2 in; 75.2 cm x 105.4 cm; Plate/Image: 23 7/8 in x 35 7/16 in; 60.6 cm x 90 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE/EDTION: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): Joan Snyder '78 5/25; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): "Ressurrection"
Accession Number:  UM 1979.12
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Lois Beurman Torf (Class of 1946) and Mr. Michael K. Torf
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Label Text:
Excerpted label text from the Curatorial Fellowship exhibition "Color in Containment," March 22 – April 29, 2018:
Label text from Curatorial Fellowship exhibition "Color in Containment," March 22 – April 29, 2018:
Color is neither a liquid or a solid. It requires light to see; yet is somehow also light itself. The inherent ambiguity of color can serve the needs of artists looking to set themselves apart. Eager to distinguish the language of her work from the male dominated field of Abstract Expressionism Snyder relies on the liquid, luminous nature of color to enliven her etching, Resurrection. Color spills out of bounds in Snyder’s etching, a flock of red, orange, and violet flit in and out of her black and white scene. Ritual was a source of inspiration and imagery for Snyder. The colors of this work reflect both the familiarity of routine, and the rare moment of divine transcendence. - Margaret Wilson (M.F.A. Studio Art 2019) and Alison Ritacco (M.A. Art History 2019)

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