Endless Line and Self Portrait
April 4 - June 16, 2013
Since the late 1980s, internationally renowned artist Pat Steir has been known for her dripped and splashed waterfall imagery that reveal her interest in nineteenth-century Romantic paintings, Abstract Expressionism, Chinese landscape painting, and the Chinese convention of flung ink painting.
A lesser-known but equally significant part of Steir’s oeuvre are the wall drawings and installations. When inserted into architecture, these installations transform painting into a three-dimensional experience.
As Steir has observed, “Installation allows the artist to paint out of the painting and into space and the viewer to move from space into a painting—the space where the act of painting takes place is in the imagination of the viewer.”
For this exhibition, Steir worked with Newcomb Art Department students to create Endless Line and Self Portrait, two site-specific installations in the gallery.
Image: Pat Steir, Endless Line (detail), 2013, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University.