Dona Nelson, ‘Phigor’, 2014, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
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Dona Nelson

Phigor, 2014

Acrylic and acrylic medium on canvas (two-sided)
117 × 70 in
297.2 × 177.8 cm
Location
New York, Metz, Water Mill, Venice
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Courtesy the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Dona Nelson
American, b. 1947
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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the composition—for example, when the composition is “too big” or when there is “too much of one color.” In her art, Nelson is interested in the painting’s ability to embody the nature of a visual, emotional, or intellectual experience. Often likened to the heroes of Abstract Expressionism, Nelson’s process references Barnett Newman’s steady zips and, further, reflects a seemingly more meditative approach to Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings.

Dona Nelson, ‘Phigor’, 2014, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
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About the work
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Courtesy the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Dona Nelson
American, b. 1947
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Dona Nelson creates paintings in which the material canvas suggests an inability to contain the composition—for example, when the composition is “too big” or when there is “too much of one color.” In her art, Nelson is interested in the painting’s ability to embody the nature of a visual, emotional, or intellectual experience. Often likened to the heroes of Abstract Expressionism, Nelson’s process references Barnett Newman’s steady zips and, further, reflects a seemingly more meditative approach to Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings.

Dona Nelson

Phigor, 2014

Acrylic and acrylic medium on canvas (two-sided)
117 × 70 in
297.2 × 177.8 cm
Location
New York, Metz, Water Mill, Venice
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