Bruce Conner. UNTITLED. September 1, 1966

Bruce Conner UNTITLED September 1, 1966

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In 1966, after years of a nomadic lifestyle, he Conner settled in San Francisco. Made that same year, UNTITLED represents Conner's shift from collage to intricate, meditative drawings he referred to as mandalas. The density of the twisting marks creates a sense of motion, with the black lines and white spaces taking on equal weight. This optical effect realizes Conner's belief that an entire drawing cannot be comprehended at once, just as perception and knowledge can never be fully reconciled.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Medium
Felt-tip pen and pencil on paper
Dimensions
12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift (purchase, and gift, in part, of The Eileen and Michael Cohen Collection)
Object number
1444.2005
Copyright
© 2021 Bruce Conner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints

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