Current Location:
South Apartment E -> 1st Floor (bldg E)
Location Notes:
South E; A-1, Rt. of Rm. M120

Lux

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.774.1
Artist:
Phillip Hanson
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Monotype Print
Date:
1996
Description:
Abstract image of dark blue/purple with white streaks; blue and red marble design in background.
Historical Context:
An important figure in the Chicago Imagist circle of the 1960s, Philip Hanson draws on Surrealism, as well as his studies in poetry and architecture, creating paintings of mysterious spaces. His recent work features bold colors and language, often quoting poets such as Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, and William Carlos Williams. Hanson molds words into shapes and architectural forms, weaving them into the formalist vocabulary of his paintings while exploiting their ability to lure viewers into the surreal spaces of his picture planes.