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Frances Stark

General and Particular Impotence, 2003

Carbon transfer and collage on paper
50 × 39 in
127 × 99.1 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Napa
About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Courtesy of di Rosa collection, Napa. Photo: Israel Valencia.
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.

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About the work
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Courtesy of di Rosa collection, Napa. Photo: Israel Valencia.
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

General and Particular Impotence, 2003

Carbon transfer and collage on paper
50 × 39 in
127 × 99.1 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Napa
Other works by Frances Stark