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Maker(s):Davis, Gene
Culture:American (1920-1985)
Title:Apricot Ripple
Date Made:1968
Materials:14-color screen print on wove paper
Place Made:North America; United States; California; San Francisco; Collector's Press
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 22 3/8 in x 30 1/16 in; 56.8 cm x 76.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/EDITION: verso, lwr. l. (graphite): G. Davis 24/75; NUMBER: verso, lwr. r. (graphite):118; PRINTER/PUBLISHER: recto, lwr. l. (embossed stamp, no ink): CP (Collector's Press)
Accession Number:  UM 1982.12
Credit Line:Gift of Richard Caves
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 ā€“ April 29, 2018:
Except in cases of pure light, color requires a material vehicle in order to be visible in the work of art. How that materiality makes its presence known has a significant impact on how color reaches the viewersā€™ senses. The plastic materiality of screen printed color is essential to the visual effect of Apricot Ripple, by Gene Davis. The repetition of the flat, vertical stripes of color becomes the primary formal element of the piece. Colors sink back and pop forward, creating a variegated effect that pushes the composition beyond its linear composition. - Margaret Wilson (M.F.A. Studio Art 2019) and Alison Ritacco (M.A. Art History 2019)

abstract; color theory; lines

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