Spring 2021 (04)
DIMENSIONS 12" x 22" MEDIUM Watercolor, ink, and archival inkjet on 100% cotton rag paper
Hand-embellished series of 20 + 2APs + 1PP
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist on front
ABOUT THE WORK
This print series, hand-finished with watercolor and ink, is based on a painting Attoe completed during the three-month lockdown at the start of the pandemic. According to the artist, "It's about the process of thawing after winter and the things that get revealed in that process. The skeleton is of this earth, but representative of the seriousness of the time, but the strange colors on the mysterious dome of snow have a less clear explanation. The painting - titled Spring 2020 - was about the uncertainty of the Pandemic and the social unrest of last spring. I finished the embellishments on this edition during spring of this year, and we're not much further along in terms of uncertainty and unrest, so it's titled Spring 2021. Each of these has a different pattern and constellation of colors on the dome of snow - echoing the layers of mystery and uncertainty that continue to be revealed."
Dan Attoe has held solo exhibitions at The Hole (New York), Peres Projects (Berlin), and Half Gallery (New York), among others. Recent group exhibitions have taken place at Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Lubeznik Center for the Arts (Indiana), and Muba Eugene Leroy (France). Attoe received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa (2004), and currently lives and works in Washougal, Washington.
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