DUNLAP, Richard

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Description

Anacapa B-Y
1973
acrylic on canvas
88 1/2 x 61 1/4 in.
In this early canvas, Santa Barbara-based Richard Dunlap sets several parameters to make his composition: he limits himself to two primary colors (blue and yellow) and he applies the paint with a roller. The results, however, are far from rigid, because Dunlap also thins the pigments in clear acrylic base and modifies the roller so the paint adheres in slightly irregular patterns. The result is an unexpected wavering field of green tones which moves beyond its compositional limitations to achieve a quality of freedom and expression.

Creator

Dunlap, Richard
American, b. 1939

Source

Ruth S. Schaffner Collection

Identifier

1986.575

Citation

Dunlap, Richard and American, b. 1939, “DUNLAP, Richard,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 1, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4944.