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Nitrate Painting XV

Nitrate Painting XV

Artist: Constance DeJong (American, born 1950)
Date: 1996
Medium: chemical patination on copper
Dimensions:
96 x 29 7/8 x 4 in. (243.8 x 75.9 x 10.2 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Gift of Jonathan Abrams and Fay Pfaelzer Abrams, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.24.9
Description
As with all of Constance DeJong’s work, Nitrate Painting XV rigorously explores the myriad ways in which the artist can work in copper. This includes experiments with its interaction with light, its use as line and shadow, its potential for sculpture, and its use as a means of painting with chemicals. The very title of Nitrate Painting XV indicates the artist’s desire to push the limit of what painting is, on a surface that is three-dimensional and with materials not often thought of as “painterly.”
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