Nancy Graves  

This exhibition surveys the work of Nancy Graves (1939–1995) through a selection of prints, paintings and culpture beginning with her first suite of ten Lithographs Based on Geologic Maps of Lunar Orbiter and Apollo Landing Sites. These works established both systems of notation and themes of content that would be consistently maintained throughout her life as an artist. A world traveler, Graves always displayed a love of maps and map markings that can be detected throughout her body of work. Her curiosity about the cosmos is found in the appearance of diagrams of the constellations and the deities of classical mythology for whom they are named. Her intellectual interests in botany, biology, plant and animal life were only equaled by her immersion in the history of art and culture.

 

 

 

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The Dawn of Gothic Form,1990 Oil on canvas, gold leaf, anodized aluminum
53 x 86 x 8.25 inches
The Four Directions of Space VII/21/91, 1991
Acrylic, oil, gold and gold leaf and collage on canvas
112.25 x 189 x 4 inches

Between Geometry and Gesture, 1990
Oil on canvas with anodized and polished aluminum attachment 70 x 79 x 26 inches

Sceadu, 1983
Oil on canvas, aluminum, masking tape
96 x 96 x 21.75 inches
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Black Ground Series: Anifoglie, 1987
Etching and aquatint on Magnani Acqueforti
35 x 44 inches
20/36
Black Ground Series: Neferchidea, 1987
Etching, aquatint, drypoint and embossing on Fabriano Artistico 35.25 x 44 inches
18/36
Black Ground Series: Radix, 1987 Etching, aquatint and embossing on Fabriano Artistico 35.25 x 43.5 inches
24/36
Stuck, the Flies Buzzed, 1990
Etching, aquatint, drypoint and screenprint on Magnani
Acqueforti paper with screen printed and embossed collage
47.5 x 90.5 inches
18/68
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Time Shapes the Stalactite, 1991 Aquatint, drypoint and screenprint on Magnani Acqueforti 51.5 x 52.5 inches
4/60
Iconostasis of Water, 1992
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint on Fabriano Artistico with
screen printed and embossed collage 54.75 x 94.5 inches
32/68