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SG 1 | SG 2 | SG 3 | SG 4 | SG 5 | SG 6 | 80s Gallery | Installations | Outstallations

Gallery of 1980's Works

Artist's Statement

"After the start of my teaching experience in the 1960s, art making was largely put aside. I continued to read about and observe historical and contemporary art as my interest in popular culture, antiques and collectible objects grew. After several uninspired fits and starts, it was in 1983 that I seriously began again to make art objects. It was easier to work with brush and paints than to begin in sculptural media. I worked through experiments in basic abstraction, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism, and invented personal techniques. By 1985 sculpture incorporating found objects was recognized as being greatly satisfying, though painting continued along side of 3D work. It was about 1988 that I turned almost entirely to assemblage. The paintings shown here are all from the 80s. Many of them no longer exist. They may provide some information to the interested viewer concerning my private evolution . . . as well as being precursors to paintings that still may be produced in future years." ~ Gary John Gresl

Minimalist Series | Gestural Series | Natural History Series | Split Brain Series

Minimalist Series

Vanishing Protoforms

Vanishing Protoforms

Big Slide 1

Big Slide 1

Symbolic Protoforms

Symbolic Protoforms

Red Board Study

Red Board Study

Big Clip 1

Big Clip 1

Protoforms Dissolving in Frog Field

Protoforms Dissolving in Frog Field

Big Clip 4

Big Clip 4

Hitch Hiker Study

Hitch Hiker Study


Gestural Series

Big Night In the Basement

Big Night In the Basement

Plastic Painting

Plastic Painting

Untitled

Untitled

Forms Derived From Gestures

Forms Derived From Gestures

Soap Opera Piece

Soap Opera Piece

Laurette's Piece

Laurette's Piece

Two Gestural Paintings at Rahr-West Museum

Two Gestural Paintings at Rahr-West Museum

 


Natural History Series

Multiple Suggestions

Multiple Suggestions

 

Black Thunderbolt Subdued By Primitive Technology

Black Thunderbolt Subdued By Primitive Technology

Carl Sagan and I Each Consider the Nature of the Universe

Carl Sagan and I Each Consider the Nature of the Universe

Confluence of Basics

Confluence of Basics

 

Pulse

Pulse

Geometric Forms

Geometric Forms

 

 


Split Brain Series

The Body Electric

The Body Electric

Connected

Connected

When the Beast Dies There Are Hidden Losses

When the Beast Dies There Are Hidden Losses

 

Minimalist Series | Gestural Series | Natural History Series | Split Brain Series

SG 1 | SG 2 | SG 3 | SG 4 | SG 5 | SG 6 | 80s Gallery | Outstallations


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