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Untitled

© Jacob Kassay

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Untitled

© Jacob Kassay

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

Untitled

© Jacob Kassay

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

Jacob Kassay

American, born 1984

Untitled, 2011

acrylic on linen, oak, silver deposit on canvas, graphite on wall

overall: 49 1/4 x 178 1/4 inches (125.1 x 452.76 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2011

2011:49a-d

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Acrylic painting (visual work)
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Drawing (visual work)

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Jacob Kassay challenges the traditional parameters of artmaking in conceptually driven installations that respond to and occupy their environment in unexpected ways. Untitled is a multipart work that takes into consideration both the space within an object as well as the area that surrounds it. Kassay’s unusual configuration relies on a simple, visual trope. A painting with a shallow concave indent is installed to the left of two small canvases bisected by a single, slightly curved pencil mark so that the space between them suggests a perfect circle. Here, the act of drawing on the wall—which can be performed by whomever installs the work—narrates the gap between the paintings, uniting them in a singular composition.

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

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