Locus, Series #4
Moving from the study of mathematics to art as a student at Black Mountain College, Dorothea Rockburne kept conceptual and structural thinking at the heart of her innovative art-making, and that logical approach has also dictated her use of materials. For the Locus series, the artist experiments with the sculptural possibilities of paper through folding, printing, and polishing the print surface. Looking to the history of Italian altar painting, Rockburne also considered wall placement and its influence on the viewer, seeking a heightened presence by activating the interaction from above.
Etching, aquatint and graphite on paper
Signed and dated in graphite lower right: Rockburne 72
Titled in graphite lower left
Gift of Nancy and Arnold Smoller
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Dorothea Rockburne (Canadian, born 1932). Locus, Series #4, 1972. Etching, aquatint and graphite on paper, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nancy and Arnold Smoller, 2005.46.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2005.46.3.jpg)
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