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Untitled (blue)

© Katherine Sehr

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© Katherine Sehr

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Katherine Sehr

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Katherine Sehr

American, born 1978

Untitled (blue), 2005

ink on paper

sheet: 70 x 53 inches (177.8 x 134.62 cm); framed: 72 3/16 x 55 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (183.36 x 140.97 x 6.35 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charlotte A. Watson Fund, 2007

2007:34

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / front, lower right / K Sehr '05

Provenance

the artist, Buffalo;
December 17, 2007, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Drawings

Work Type

Drawing (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Buffalo-based artist Katherine Sehr began drawing at an early age. She also studied ballet during these formative years, learning the ways in which the body can serve as a tool of expression. Her compositions, which she describes as “meditative color field drawings,” are recordings of small, rhythmic movements that converge into a field of onerous markmaking. For Sehr, the act of drawing is a private, contemplative experience. Her process is organic. One gesture leads to the next, creating “psychological traces” that, in her own words, “slowly crawl across the surface.” Here, the passing of time is imprisoned in the nooks and crannies of blue ink, which ebb and flow from saturated to faded. The same signature mark, which the artist obsessively repeats, brings into microscopic view the world around us.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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