Amy Sillman worked on this exuberant collage in early 2020, amid the initial COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. As the months without access to her studio dragged on, the artist turned to painting still lifes of flowers in her home, then eventually began translating their botanical silhouettes and luminous colors into a series of improvised abstractions. The ebbs and flows of the visual layers and the expressive use of pigment create areas of sometimes recognizable forms, revealing Sillman’s interest in “the motion between the known and an abstract (but felt) unknown.”
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Amy Sillman (American, born 1955). GPTS3, 2020. Collage, 26 7/8 × 20 in. (68.3 × 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, 2020.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2020.19_PS11.jpg)
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