Pat Steir, Drawing Wood for The Drawing Center, 2010 - Pat Steir
About the Work
About Pat Steir, Drawing Wood for The Drawing Center
About the Artist
About Pat Steir
In her best-known series, Waterfall (1987-ongoing), Steir has created paintings evocative of flowing water that are both product of and witness to her technique of freely pouring and dripping paint on the canvas. Capturing a variety of moods, the Waterfall works consistently portray motion just as it displays the artist's emotion. Arranging four panels together on a wall in Long Chart, Large Chart (1977-1978), Steir explored the role of artist as creator, activating the negative space of the wall and placing as much emphasis on the relationships between the objects as on the objects themselves. Actively drawing the viewer forward in The Nearly Endless Line (2010), Steir moves a single brushstroke off the canvas to encircle her installation space. Describing these works that leap off the canvas, Steir has said, "Installation allows the artist to paint out of the painting and into space and the viewer to move from space into a painting—the space where the act of painting takes place is in the imagination of the viewer."
In 1973, Steir was awarded an Individual Artist's Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in 1981 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1991, she was honored with a doctorate from the Pratt Institute, her alma mater. Steir's art was exhibited in the 1993 Venice Biennale as well as in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the 1987 São Paulo Art Biennial. Her work has been shown at numerous institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.Read Less
DescriptionMonoprint, with mixed media and additional hand drawing by the artist.
DimensionsThe quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The actual image size is 15.75" x 11".
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Additional InformationEdition numbers 19 and 22 are available unframed and Edition 27 is available framed.
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