Image: Untitled from the Scissors Jack Series
(Des Moines, Iowa, 1937 - 2006, Colchester, Connecticut)

Untitled from the Scissors Jack Series , 1965-1966

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
78 in. x 132 in. (198.12 cm x 335.28 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Kornblee
installed in galleries
“Geometry gets the picture started,” said Larry Zox, “but color is the most important element.” Like many artists of the 1960s and 1970s, Zox worked in series. He began each by plotting a composition on graph paper and transferring it to canvas with a pencil and T square. Zox used the same design for all the works in a series but greatly varied the colors, which were chosen intuitively as he painted. Exuberant, though applied flatly and with calm precision, those colors breathe life and energy into the austere geometry.
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