Squeak Carnwath, ‘Everyday’, 2002, Painting, Oil and alkyd on canvas on panel, Seager Gray Gallery
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Squeak Carnwath

Everyday, 2002

Oil and alkyd on canvas on panel
77 × 77 in
195.6 × 195.6 cm
.
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Location
Mill Valley
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Condition
Pristine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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Not included
Squeak Carnwath
American, b. 1947
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For Squeak Carnwath, painting is a form of questioning, through which she reflects on the nature of reality, illusion, and experience. As the artist explains: “I think that painting is a philosophical enterprise in that people believe that what they’re seeing is a real thing… Even though it’s just a thin film of paint on a flat surface, people believe in a painting’s reality.” Carnwath’s compositions reflect her conceptual approach. Recognizable images—heads, candelabras, coins—float against colored fields and appear entangled in grids and beside drips and brushstrokes. Aphorisms and observations, written in script, run across her canvases. In Painting Is (2010), Carnwath depicts a piece of notebook paper against a colorful gridded background. The paper reads, “painting is all thought and pleasure,” a teasing, pithy meditation on the nature of a medium whose reality is illusionism.

Squeak Carnwath, ‘Everyday’, 2002, Painting, Oil and alkyd on canvas on panel, Seager Gray Gallery
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Save
View
View in room
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Medium
Condition
Pristine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Squeak Carnwath
American, b. 1947
Follow

For Squeak Carnwath, painting is a form of questioning, through which she reflects on the nature of reality, illusion, and experience. As the artist explains: “I think that painting is a philosophical enterprise in that people believe that what they’re seeing is a real thing… Even though it’s just a thin film of paint on a flat surface, people believe in a painting’s reality.” Carnwath’s compositions reflect her conceptual approach. Recognizable images—heads, candelabras, coins—float against colored fields and appear entangled in grids and beside drips and brushstrokes. Aphorisms and observations, written in script, run across her canvases. In Painting Is (2010), Carnwath depicts a piece of notebook paper against a colorful gridded background. The paper reads, “painting is all thought and pleasure,” a teasing, pithy meditation on the nature of a medium whose reality is illusionism.

Squeak Carnwath

Everyday, 2002

Oil and alkyd on canvas on panel
77 × 77 in
195.6 × 195.6 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Mill Valley
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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