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Black Edge
  • Denise G. Green
    born 1946
    born: Melbourne, Australia
  • Black Edge, 1989
  • Where object was made: United States
  • acrylic on canvas
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 1832 x 2137 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 72 1/8 x 84 1/8 in
  • Bequest of Richard M. Hollander
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0165
Label Text

Archive Label 2003:
Green’s playful abstract shapes arrange themselves within large fields of color to suggest a kind of lyrical language. The “edge” that the artist has introduced in the center of the painting creates a sense of resistance or pulling. The size of the canvas and the subtlety of the forms encourage the viewer to question his or her own relationship to space.