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Frances Stark, ‘Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater, passage from a movement therein: Victory v. Peace’, 2014, Marc Foxx Gallery
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Frances Stark

Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater, passage from a movement therein: Victory v. Peace, 2014

Acrylic & digital print on canvas
72 × 48 × 1 1/2 in
182.9 × 121.9 × 3.8 cm
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Location
Los Angeles
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Frances Stark
American, b. 1967
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Using casein, carbon, spray paint, and gouache, Frances Stark transforms the mundane into poetry. Language, as both content and raw material, is a central theme in her austere paintings, works on paper, collages, and drawings. For Stark, the creative self is a performance, what she calls "a torment of follies" full of doubt and uncertainty and tinged with occasional transcendence. In one body of work, she used sentences and phrases from Robert Musil’s novel, The Man without Qualities, which she repeated vertically to create dense fields of lines and color. In addition to the text, she collaged different images such as old computer punch cards and pictures from a Microsoft calendar program onto the pieces.

Frances Stark, ‘Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater, passage from a movement therein: Victory v. Peace’, 2014, Marc Foxx Gallery
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About the work
Frances Stark
American, b. 1967
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Using casein, carbon, spray paint, and gouache, Frances Stark transforms the mundane into poetry. Language, as both content and raw material, is a central theme in her austere paintings, works on paper, collages, and drawings. For Stark, the creative self is a performance, what she calls "a torment of follies" full of doubt and uncertainty and tinged with occasional transcendence. In one body of work, she used sentences and phrases from Robert Musil’s novel, The Man without Qualities, which she repeated vertically to create dense fields of lines and color. In addition to the text, she collaged different images such as old computer punch cards and pictures from a Microsoft calendar program onto the pieces.

Frances Stark

Bobby Jesus's Alma Mater, passage from a movement therein: Victory v. Peace, 2014

Acrylic & digital print on canvas
72 × 48 × 1 1/2 in
182.9 × 121.9 × 3.8 cm
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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