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Gene Davis

oil paint canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of Elinor F. Poindexter

A member of the group known as the “Washington Color School,” Gene Davis created hard-edged geometric paintings that explore “color intervals,” or the rhythmic effects caused by the irregular appearance of colors within a composition. "Jack-in-Box" is comprised of uniform stripes of color that animate the canvas through a complex yet harmonious arrangement. Davis encourages viewers to enter his paintings by selecting a specific color and observing how it operates across the painting. “Approached this way,” Davis states, “something happens…one must enter the painting through the door of a single color. And then, you can understand what my painting is all about.”

Accession Number: 1991.23.7


height: 70.25 inches
width: 85.25 inches

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