Left of Center

Artwork
Identifier:
2022.21.1
Artist:
Abigail Spencer
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Date:
2022
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 61" Width: 48"
Historical Context:
"Abstraction and reality live on a spectrum between idea and place. Each stage elicits a different reaction. At the center of this spectrum is pure abstraction- devoid of any reality or sense of familiarity. Moving outwardly, the two concepts become intertwined. Recognizable objects such as; postage stamps, lottery tickets, pliers, and socks are suspended in abstract spaces. Familiar and foreign, this middle-ground of the spectrum is filled to the brim with tension and curiosity. At the end of the spectrum, is pure reality. Objects are tangible to the viewer, allowing a moment of comfort and understanding. Playful color and desirable texture capture the viewer in a dream-like space; a rat's next of objects." - Abigail Spencer

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
oil paint
oil painting
oil paintings
Library of Congress Subjects:
Painting