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Chevreul's Illusion, 2014

Oil and pencil on canvas
48 × 54 in
121.9 × 137.2 cm
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San Francisco
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Clare Kirkconnell
American, b. 1953
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Clare Kirkconnell’s primary subject is the sky. An observational painter, Kirkconnell has created numerous works of daylight and nighttime, with birds and trees featured as recurring protagonists. A frequent theme in her work is act of looking through something to regard the sky. For example, her skyscapes are visible beneath semi-opaque curtains, mesh netting, windows with rivulets of rainwater, or the foliage of trees. Kirkconnell believes that her “paintings raise more questions than answers about safety, security and shelter.” In her process, Kirkconnell works in thin, translucent layers of paint; she lets one thin coat of paint dry before applying another, or scrapes at the surface to reveal the layers beneath.

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About the work
Clare Kirkconnell
American, b. 1953
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Clare Kirkconnell’s primary subject is the sky. An observational painter, Kirkconnell has created numerous works of daylight and nighttime, with birds and trees featured as recurring protagonists. A frequent theme in her work is act of looking through something to regard the sky. For example, her skyscapes are visible beneath semi-opaque curtains, mesh netting, windows with rivulets of rainwater, or the foliage of trees. Kirkconnell believes that her “paintings raise more questions than answers about safety, security and shelter.” In her process, Kirkconnell works in thin, translucent layers of paint; she lets one thin coat of paint dry before applying another, or scrapes at the surface to reveal the layers beneath.

Chevreul's Illusion, 2014

Oil and pencil on canvas
48 × 54 in
121.9 × 137.2 cm
Contact For Price
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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