Untitled

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Untitled

Series: White Arch Inner Band Series
United States, California, Los Angeles, 1996
Collages
Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas
96 1/2 x 96 x 2 3/8 in. (245.11 x 243.84 x 6.03 cm)
Modern and Contemporary Art Council, New Talent Purchase Award by exchange (M.2007.99)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Mary Corse is best known for her all-white abstract paintings whose reflective surfaces play with the viewers’ perception of light....
Mary Corse is best known for her all-white abstract paintings whose reflective surfaces play with the viewers’ perception of light. In the late 1960s, Corse began incorporating glass microspheres (like those used in reflective road signs) into her paintings; the microspheres refracted light and made for a luminous surface on her canvases. Corse produced her first arch painting in the late 1980s. In these monochromatic compositions, forms are defined by subtle distinctions of the reflectivity and refractivity of Corse's media. Corse generally creates works in a series, exploring particular issues of form and perception. Untitled (1996) is from Corse's White Arch Inner Band series, in which a rectilinear arch frames a banded interior. The differences among the three bands and the arch itself are extremely nuanced and can be detected only as the viewer moves in relation to the painting.
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