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Petroleum hydrocarbons bloom - no less natural than a Periwinkle - but more treacherous than the dream of a young bride, having realized her husband’s overpowering potentness. Think of that bride as the remotest of wildernesses.- Dick Ramsey


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I harness the muscularity of materials. The support, canvas, and paint have to be tamed into orderly containment of chaos. A joining of structural devices is often necessary, requiring the addition of more potent materials: asphalt, concrete, metal. I transgress boundaries by molding my canvasses into deeper realms than simple two-dimensional art can reach. Whether by shaping the wet canvas into a body landscape of womanly guile, or using the dynamic vectors of thrown, dripped, or wrangled paint streams, I intrepidly pioneer past the surface, continually inverting the alternative universe to sing my song.

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Valley/Surveillance Required, 2014
Lot Number 19
Oil, alkyd resin, plaster, concrete, asphalt, paintbrush on canvas
20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
Signed on verso

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Dick Ramsey
Valley/Surveillance Required
  • Dimensions
    20 x 30 in (50.8 x 76.2 cm)