May 26, 2022 - Sale 2606

Sale 2606 - Lot 135

Price Realized: $ 9,100
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000

Acrylic on raw canvas. 279x228 mm; 11x9 inches.

Provenance: Gary Snyder Fine Art, NY.

When Gary Snyder moved to Chelsea with Gary Snyder ProjectSpace, his current scope of vision was fine tuned to post-war hard-edge abstraction and color field painters. Amongst the latter, Thomas Downing stands out for his unique approach to stain painting, (painting with water based permanent pigments on raw canvas). Downing developed a language through mostly dots where scale and color broke up an otherwise uniform surface with no other illusionary devices to create depth of field.
Thomas Downing: Washington Color School Painter, opened October Fourth, 2007 at Gary Snyder ProjectSpace. Downing's seven foot plus canvases in this raw white space were once again given freedom to do their push-pull magic.