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Form, Figure, Abstraction

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Form, Figure, Abstraction, featuring twenty-six artists whose work on paper spans styles and generations.

The exhibition will be on view in the gallery’s project space from September 8 - October 8, 2022.

Form, Figure, Abstraction - September 8 – October 8, 2022 - Viewing Room - DC Moore Gallery Viewing Room

Mark Innerst, Blue and Gold From Below, 2011.
Acrylic on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches.

Milton Avery                Romare Bearden     

Charles Burchfield            Paul Cadmus   

Robert Colescott      Robert De Niro, Sr.     

Arthur Dove                           Janet Fish       

Mary Frank                       Jared French         

Mark Innerst             Yvonne Jacquette       

Valerie Jaudon               Joyce Kozloff     

Robert Kushner        Jacob Lawrence     

Whitfield Lovell                 John Marin       

Katia Santibañez       Claire Sherman     

Barbara Takenaga      George Tooker     

Darren Waterston          Jane Wilson         

Alexi Worth                 Jimmy Wright

Using paper as the support for their works, the artists highlighted in the show take advantage of the flexibility of the medium. A looseness in line, form, and color and the immediacy of the application of medium bring an energy to each of these works. Paper allows more artistic freedom and creativity, allowing the artist to experiment, explore, and innovate.

Form, Figure, Abstraction - September 8 – October 8, 2022 - Viewing Room - DC Moore Gallery Viewing Room

Romare Bearden, The Family, c. 1975. Felt tip on paper, 21 x 26 inches.

Although it could be argued that some works are strictly abstract or figurative, a deeper examination reveals every work to have qualities of both.

While Romare Bearden’s drawing, The Family (c. 1975), shows members of a family gathered around a table, Bearden uses abstracted geometric shapes and patterns to fill out the scene.

Arthur Dove’s Centerport II (c. 1940) seems to be a purely abstract composition, however, there are hints of a landscape, with mountainous shapes and a blue sky.

And Mark Innerst’s vertical abstraction, Blue and Gold from Below (2011), perfectly captures the city’s bright lights and frenetic energy. 

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Romare Bearden, The Family, c. 1975. Felt tip on paper, 21 x 26 inches

Romare Bearden
The Family, c. 1975
Felt tip on paper
21 x 26 inches

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Jacob Lawrence, Untitled (Still Life) (a.k.a. Vases: Cubist Study), 1960. Ink on paper, 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Jacob Lawrence
Untitled (Still Life) (a.k.a. Vases: Cubist Study), 1960
Ink on paper
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

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Mary Frank, Landscape Woman II, 1975. Charcoal on paper, 20 x 26 inches

Mary Frank
Landscape Woman II, 1975
Charcoal on paper
20 x 26 inches

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Robert De Niro, Sr., Kneeling Nude Figure, 1979. Charcoal on paper, 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches

Robert De Niro, Sr.
Kneeling Nude Figure, 1979
Charcoal on paper
19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches

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George Tooker, Study for "Three Women," 1959-60. Graphite on paper, 24 x 18 inches

George Tooker
Study for "Three Women," 1959-60
Graphite on paper
24 x 18 inches

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Jared French, Reclining Figures with Heads, c. 1960s. Pencil on paper, 8 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches

Jared French
Reclining Figures with Heads, c. 1960s
Pencil on paper
8 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches

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Paul Cadmus, Toni El Mozo #3, 1933. Pencil on paper, 12 1/4 x 9 inches

Paul Cadmus
Toni El Mozo #3, 1933
Pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 9 inches

Milton Avery, Stella Twice, c. 1955. Ink and pencil on paper, 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Milton Avery
Stella Twice, c. 1955
Ink and pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

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Robert Colescott, Stars Fell on Alabama, 1990. Acrylic on paper, 42 x 30 inches

Robert Colescott
Stars Fell on Alabama, 1990
Acrylic on paper
42 x 30 inches

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Robert Kushner, Minstrel, 2010. Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches

Robert Kushner
Minstrel, 2010
Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper
13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches

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Robert Kushner, The Sleeping Palace, 2010. Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper, 13 1/2 x 30 inches

Robert Kushner
The Sleeping Palace, 2010
Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper
13 1/2 x 30 inches

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Whitfield Lovell, Marks, 1988. Oil stick and charcoal on paper, 25 x 38 inches

Whitfield Lovell
Marks, 1988
Oil stick and charcoal on paper
25 x 38 inches

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Janet Fish, Beer Glasses, 1977. Pastel on paper, 28 x 20 inches

Janet Fish
Beer Glasses, 1977
Pastel on paper
28 x 20 inches

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Darren Waterston, In the Gloaming, 2022. Watercolor on rag paper, 12 x 9 inches

Darren Waterston
In the Gloaming, 2022
Watercolor on rag paper
12 x 9 inches

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Oscar Bluemner, Port Soho, 1935. Graphite on paper, 4 1/4 x 5 5/16 inches

Oscar Bluemner
Port Soho, 1935
Graphite on paper
4 1/4 x 5 5/16 inches

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Arthur Dove, Centerport II, c. 1940. Watercolor and ink on paper, 6 x 4 inches

Arthur Dove
Centerport II, c. 1940
Watercolor and ink on paper
6 x 4 inches

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Jane Wilson, Burchfield Remembered, 2008. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 8 inches

Jane Wilson
Burchfield Remembered, 2008
Watercolor on paper
8 x 8 inches 

Charles Burchfield, Doodle 10, n.d. Pencil on paper, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Charles Burchfield
Doodle 10, n.d.
Pencil on paper
8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

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Charles Burchfield, Doodle 11, n.d. Ink and pencil on paper, 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

Charles Burchfield
Doodle 11, n.d.
Ink and pencil on paper
7 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

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Claire Sherman, Grass, 2021. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 9 inches

Claire Sherman
Grass, 2021
Mixed media on paper
12 x 9 inches

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John Marin, Mount Chocorua, White Mountains, 1926. Watercolor on paper, 17 x 21 3/4 inches

John Marin
Mount Chocorua, White Mountains, 1926
Watercolor on paper
17 x 21 3/4 inches

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Jimmy Wright, Blue & Black, 2001. Pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Jimmy Wright
Blue & Black, 2001
Pastel on paper
30 x 22 inches

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Joyce Kozloff, Boys' Art #10: Mindanao, 2001-2. Mixed media on paper, 16 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches

Joyce Kozloff
Boys' Art #10: Mindanao, 2001-2
Mixed media on paper
16 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches

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Katia Santibañez, I Know the Path, 2022. Pencil on paper, 9 x 9 inches

Katia Santibañez
I Know the Path, 2022
Pencil on paper
9 x 9 inches

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Katia Santibañez, For Quite Awhile, 2022. Colored pencil on paper, 7 3/4 x 8 inches

Katia Santibañez
For Quite Awhile, 2022
Colored pencil on paper
7 3/4 x 8 inches

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Katia Santibanez, When the Other, 2022. Colored pencil on paper, 8 x 7 3/4 inches

Katia Santibañez
When the Other, 2022
Colored pencil on paper
8 x 7 3/4 inches

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Mark Innerst, Above and Below, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst
Above and Below, 2011
Acrylic on paper
9 x 4 3/4 inches

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Mark Innerst, Blue and Gold From Below, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst
Blue and Gold From Below, 2011
Acrylic on paper
9 x 4 3/4 inches

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Yvonne Jacquette, Night Lights, Reclining Plane I, 2007. Pastel on paper, 17 x 14 inches

Yvonne Jacquette
Night Lights, Reclining Plane I, 2007
Pastel on paper
17 x 14 inches

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Barbara Takenaga, Untitled (VT1), 2017. Acrylic on paper, 10 1/2 x 10 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Untitled (VT1), 2017
Acrylic on paper
10 1/2 x 10 inches

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Barbara Takenaga, Untitled, 2020. Acrylic on paper, 12 x 10 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on paper
12 x 10 inches

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Valerie Jaudon, Map, 2012. Acrylic and watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Valerie Jaudon
Map, 2012
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
18 x 24 inches

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Alexi Worth, Drinking Spray #4, 2021. Ink on paper, 20 7/8 x 15 / 14 inches

Alexi Worth
Drinking Spray #4, 2021
Ink on paper
20 7/8 x 15 / 14 inches

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Romare Bearden, The Family, c. 1975. Felt tip on paper, 21 x 26 inches

Romare Bearden
The Family, c. 1975
Felt tip on paper
21 x 26 inches

Jacob Lawrence, Untitled (Still Life) (a.k.a. Vases: Cubist Study), 1960. Ink on paper, 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Jacob Lawrence
Untitled (Still Life) (a.k.a. Vases: Cubist Study), 1960
Ink on paper
17 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches

Mary Frank, Landscape Woman II, 1975. Charcoal on paper, 20 x 26 inches

Mary Frank
Landscape Woman II, 1975
Charcoal on paper
20 x 26 inches

Robert De Niro, Sr., Kneeling Nude Figure, 1979. Charcoal on paper, 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches

Robert De Niro, Sr.
Kneeling Nude Figure, 1979
Charcoal on paper
19 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches

George Tooker, Study for "Three Women," 1959-60. Graphite on paper, 24 x 18 inches

George Tooker
Study for "Three Women," 1959-60
Graphite on paper
24 x 18 inches

Jared French, Reclining Figures with Heads, c. 1960s. Pencil on paper, 8 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches

Jared French
Reclining Figures with Heads, c. 1960s
Pencil on paper
8 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches

Paul Cadmus, Toni El Mozo #3, 1933. Pencil on paper, 12 1/4 x 9 inches

Paul Cadmus
Toni El Mozo #3, 1933
Pencil on paper
12 1/4 x 9 inches

Milton Avery, Stella Twice, c. 1955. Ink and pencil on paper, 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Milton Avery
Stella Twice, c. 1955
Ink and pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Robert Colescott, Stars Fell on Alabama, 1990. Acrylic on paper, 42 x 30 inches

Robert Colescott
Stars Fell on Alabama, 1990
Acrylic on paper
42 x 30 inches

Robert Kushner, Minstrel, 2010. Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches

Robert Kushner
Minstrel, 2010
Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper
13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches

Robert Kushner, The Sleeping Palace, 2010. Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper, 13 1/2 x 30 inches

Robert Kushner
The Sleeping Palace, 2010
Acrylic, oil, ink, ink wash, gold leaf, and collage on antique paper
13 1/2 x 30 inches

Whitfield Lovell, Marks, 1988. Oil stick and charcoal on paper, 25 x 38 inches

Whitfield Lovell
Marks, 1988
Oil stick and charcoal on paper
25 x 38 inches

Janet Fish, Beer Glasses, 1977. Pastel on paper, 28 x 20 inches

Janet Fish
Beer Glasses, 1977
Pastel on paper
28 x 20 inches

Darren Waterston, In the Gloaming, 2022. Watercolor on rag paper, 12 x 9 inches

Darren Waterston
In the Gloaming, 2022
Watercolor on rag paper
12 x 9 inches

Oscar Bluemner, Port Soho, 1935. Graphite on paper, 4 1/4 x 5 5/16 inches

Oscar Bluemner
Port Soho, 1935
Graphite on paper
4 1/4 x 5 5/16 inches

Arthur Dove, Centerport II, c. 1940. Watercolor and ink on paper, 6 x 4 inches

Arthur Dove
Centerport II, c. 1940
Watercolor and ink on paper
6 x 4 inches

Jane Wilson, Burchfield Remembered, 2008. Watercolor on paper, 8 x 8 inches

Jane Wilson
Burchfield Remembered, 2008
Watercolor on paper
8 x 8 inches 

Charles Burchfield, Doodle 10, n.d. Pencil on paper, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Charles Burchfield
Doodle 10, n.d.
Pencil on paper
8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

Charles Burchfield, Doodle 11, n.d. Ink and pencil on paper, 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

Charles Burchfield
Doodle 11, n.d.
Ink and pencil on paper
7 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches

Claire Sherman, Grass, 2021. Mixed media on paper, 12 x 9 inches

Claire Sherman
Grass, 2021
Mixed media on paper
12 x 9 inches

John Marin, Mount Chocorua, White Mountains, 1926. Watercolor on paper, 17 x 21 3/4 inches

John Marin
Mount Chocorua, White Mountains, 1926
Watercolor on paper
17 x 21 3/4 inches

Jimmy Wright, Blue & Black, 2001. Pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches

Jimmy Wright
Blue & Black, 2001
Pastel on paper
30 x 22 inches

Joyce Kozloff, Boys' Art #10: Mindanao, 2001-2. Mixed media on paper, 16 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches

Joyce Kozloff
Boys' Art #10: Mindanao, 2001-2
Mixed media on paper
16 3/4 x 11 3/8 inches

Katia Santibañez, I Know the Path, 2022. Pencil on paper, 9 x 9 inches

Katia Santibañez
I Know the Path, 2022
Pencil on paper
9 x 9 inches

Katia Santibañez, For Quite Awhile, 2022. Colored pencil on paper, 7 3/4 x 8 inches

Katia Santibañez
For Quite Awhile, 2022
Colored pencil on paper
7 3/4 x 8 inches

Katia Santibanez, When the Other, 2022. Colored pencil on paper, 8 x 7 3/4 inches

Katia Santibañez
When the Other, 2022
Colored pencil on paper
8 x 7 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst, Above and Below, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst
Above and Below, 2011
Acrylic on paper
9 x 4 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst, Blue and Gold From Below, 2011. Acrylic on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches

Mark Innerst
Blue and Gold From Below, 2011
Acrylic on paper
9 x 4 3/4 inches

Yvonne Jacquette, Night Lights, Reclining Plane I, 2007. Pastel on paper, 17 x 14 inches

Yvonne Jacquette
Night Lights, Reclining Plane I, 2007
Pastel on paper
17 x 14 inches

Barbara Takenaga, Untitled (VT1), 2017. Acrylic on paper, 10 1/2 x 10 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Untitled (VT1), 2017
Acrylic on paper
10 1/2 x 10 inches

Barbara Takenaga, Untitled, 2020. Acrylic on paper, 12 x 10 inches

Barbara Takenaga
Untitled, 2020
Acrylic on paper
12 x 10 inches

Valerie Jaudon, Map, 2012. Acrylic and watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Valerie Jaudon
Map, 2012
Acrylic and watercolor on paper
18 x 24 inches

Alexi Worth, Drinking Spray #4, 2021. Ink on paper, 20 7/8 x 15 / 14 inches

Alexi Worth
Drinking Spray #4, 2021
Ink on paper
20 7/8 x 15 / 14 inches