Elizabeth Murray
RESCUE, 1996 oil on canvas on wood, 118 x 136 x 7 ft.

These large, colorful, delightfully loopy images continue her travels on the edge of painting as form and relief. Unlike much of her previous work, which often began as an outline of shape that was then made into a clay maquette before construction of the wood and canvas frame, these works began as watercolor on paper collages. The results of this change in working method can be seen in the fact that these paintings hold closer to the wall, and are lighter and less protruding than the recent work that precedes them.

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