Untitled by doreen connors

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Small (20.8" x 16.4")

$13.82
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drawing/painting on paper

mixed media
conté crayon, charcoal, eraser, ink, ?

circa 1979

old piece; new to you, re-new to me

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doreen, doreen connors, vintage, abstract, non objective

Comments

  • bobart
    bobartover 3 years ago

    I just love this series Doreen. Such wonderful mark making, use of white space and composition. I think this is my favorite so far, gets to the heart of the matter.

  • Thank You Jai for this lovely comment!

    – doreen connors

  • bobart
    bobartover 3 years ago

    I would be interested in your thinking when making these. Concepts, theories etc.

  • i recall at the time i made these…i was ‘fighting’ to elevate drawing to an ‘equal status’ with painting… i had worked on a series of large un-stretched canvases in black and (white), (so to speak, cause the canvas was raw);….it was a time, heavy.. with theory and concepts… my intuition told me that intuition was my guide (lol)…

    to me, now….they speak to the constraints i felt, back then, and a deep desire to break free of the ‘box’… travel and maps, traveling the inner landscape of my soul was what was going on… i can see clearly, now, that i had followed my heart, in spite of the outside critics… who were, themselves, constrained, by the concepts of the time period…

    – doreen connors

  • marks in space…space in marks…
    the space between
    the between space
    etc…

    – doreen connors

  • bobart
    bobartover 3 years ago

    Very interesting that you say that you wanted drawing to be seen as equal to painting. I think we are at that point now. Although there are still some old painting snobs around. I have thought the same way, though I have often pushed myself to try and paint because I thought that is what I should be doing. I am not a painter and I have to continuously remind myself. I am amazed that these were not well received, I think they could be now, there seems to be a resurgence of geometric abstraction, and drawing.

  • I remember very clearly, when I was in art school, one instructor…‘gave me permission’, so to speak, to pursue sculpture within the context of the painting ‘department’…. basically his feeling was: everything is painting

    I sense that what he meant by this, is basically…. ‘anything goes’ !!

    At that time, I was compelled to add collage, objects, 3d elements…coming ‘off the canvas’… fascinating, really…that we are ‘called’ to go with our gut feeling with every step we take…

    – doreen connors

  • Alan Taylor Jeffries
    Alan Taylor Je...over 3 years ago

    I commented on one of Jai’s recent pieces that it made me want to start all over again. I say the same about these pieces too. And I agree that drawing is equal to painting, painting snobs be damned!

  • LOL!… Yes! We can “start all over again” in each moment!! Cool!!… It’s like nothing has been written in stone; I’ve ‘gone back’ and breathed new life in to old work, simply by recognizing that I loved the making of it!!

    – doreen connors

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 3 years ago

    your drawings are beautiful!!!

  • Thank You so much Shylie!!!… I am happy to be able to show them to You!!

    – doreen connors

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 3 years ago

    ps your paintings are so beautiful!!! hehehhe

  • hehehehe!!!

    – doreen connors

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 3 years ago

    wonderful marks

  • Thanks a lot Zefira…I’ve always been a ‘marks’ woman…( :

    – doreen connors

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