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A Fog in the Hollow

Sam Gilliam

(Tupelo, Mississippi, 1933 - )

1974

Screenprint on paper

24 1/8 in. x 36 5/8 in. (61.28 cm x 93.03 cm)

Gift of Eugene K. Collins

1986.19

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Fabricators September 22, 2018- March 3, 2019 Judith Bear Isroff Gallery Theresa Bembnister By 1973 Gilliam’s paint handling evolved from thin washes of color to what one art historian described as a “drop-cloth aesthetic”—haphazardly applied blots and drips of paint. To translate this visual effect to screenprinting, master printer William Weege randomly selected screens that were hand-drawn by Gilliam, then printed them one atop the other in multiple layers.

Marks

signed in pencil

Keywords
Abstract art
African American
Silkscreen