An exhibition of paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert York (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: This thesis is in the form of an exhibition of paintings and the following statement presents a point of view held by the artist in relation to this particular group of paintings. Accompanying these brief notes is a catalogue and 35mm (2" x 2") color slide photographs of the paintings exhibited. The paintings are two-dimensional and were executed in a polymer (plastic) medium on stretched canvas. The artist has become involved in a process of painting that can perhaps be described as inner directed. More than anything else he is seeking to develop an iconography that is clearly a statement of his individuality. This can be done through an intuitive approach rather than consciously reasoning out his every decision. The landscape as well as the figure has been adopted as a part of the artist's visual vocabulary. He does not work through observation of nature or the model, but almost wholly from memory so that the figures take on an impersonal or anonymous appearance in a generalized setting of trees, sky, and ground. The figures are apt to repeat themselves from some impression long since committed to his subconscious.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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