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"01.17" by Sax Impey

 "01.17" by Sax Impey


In Impey's work the formal, narrative, sensual and expressive qualities of painting are rejected. His focus is on the process of making and he employs a rigorous procedure which, nevertheless, allows for the intrusion of chance. This example is based on a fine grid of lines on which marks are painstakingly applied, partially removed and repeatedly overpainted. The effect for the viewer is of a mysterious, unstable surface with shimmering layers of light and shade. These are contemplative works inviting calm attention.

01.17 was purchased in 2002 by the Friends of the Mead.