About this Artwork
This work is part of an early series made in 1978 where Gordon explored how marks develop into lines, then into shapes, and then into pictures. Sometimes the marks and lines played on the cusp between marks/lines and letters/words.
About the Artist
Dana Gordon is an American abstract painter whose exuberant work has for decades directly explored the potential of mark-making and line to create meaning-imbued color, shape, and space. In recent years, he increasingly pushed his line into the expressive possibility of liquid calligraphy. For Gordon "abstract painting can express human nature and experience in full — through meaning, feeling, and beauty in visual form."
As a multidisciplinary artist, Gordon also has written about art, designed sets for opera and dance, and, in the period 1968-78, made avant-garde films as well as paintings.
He lives and works in New York City.