Blue-Green

Blue-Green
Artist:
Peter Alexander (American, 1939-)
Date:
1969  
Medium:
Cast polyester resin 
Dimensions:
91-3/4 x 6-3/4 x 6-5/8 in. (233.1 x 17.2 x 16.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Men's Committee 
Accession Number:
P.1969.066 
Copyright:
© 2008 Peter Alexander 
Not on View
Description

A pioneer in the media of plastics and resin, Alexander is often associated with the Light and Space movement that emerged in Los Angeles during the mid-to late 1960s. Like many Light and Space artists, Alexander was interested in the illusory properties of plastics. From 1965 to 1972 he created a variety of objects in cast polyester resin. "Blue-Green" is characteristic of Alexander's resin wedge-shaped sculptures. In this series, the vertical orientation of the object is further emphasized by his subtle use of color. As the form narrows, the color becomes less dense, giving the illusion that the piece disappears.

Provenance:

Peter Alexander, to;
Men's Committee, Pasadena, gift 1969/06/04 to;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1969-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.

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