Explanation of my work

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Roseann Mignone (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gilbert Carpenter

Abstract: The human figure is the primary motif of my work. For me it holds the potential of expressing all facets of the human attitude. The background has become a void from which the figures are emerging. This delineates and strengthens the structural quality of the figure. The cut out is the most recent development of the latter concept. The cutting away of superfluous background makes the figures’ envirornment and our environment as one. The shape of the canvas made up by the stretcher is part of the composition. Because the figure is not held in by a defined force within the painting, except for the stretcher, it evokes a sense of passing through or forward from a "portal". The exhibit is of paintings selected to best exemplify the transition within approximately one year.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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