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Elise Ferguson

Crab X , 2012

Artwork Type: Sculptures
Medium: Antique washboard, polished nickel plates, brass, dyed canvas, and hardware
Dimensions: 24 x 18 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
Accession #: 20202557
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation, gift of anonymous
Related Exhibition:
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
The abstract geometric painter Elise Ferguson (b. 1964, American) has said of her work, ā€œI rely on geometry as a language, but use it intuitively. Once marks are made and first colors chosen, the progression of the composition becomes something of a call and response. Step-by-step things get improvisational, each new gesture springing from the last. I work until the image says stop...ā€ Fergusonā€™s improvisational process is exemplified by the two works on view. Through a calculated combination of painting and sculptural materials, including metal, pigmented plaster, and ink on MDF, she realizes an illusory space of infinite iterations and resolve.
ā€“Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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