Room 8 in In the Studio

Pat Steir

Pat Steir, Waterfall Night  1988

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Pat Steir, Long Vertical Falls #1  1991

Steir is an American artist who works in New York. She has made a number of paintings and prints on the theme of waterfalls. In the paintings, Steir applies a brush loaded with paint to the top of the painting and allows gravity to determine the run of paint. She employs gravity in a similar way in the prints. They engage not only with the gestural tradition of Abstract Expressionism and Jackson Pollock's method of dripping and pouring paint, but also with Minimalism and Chinese ink landscapes. While on the one hand they evoke abstracted images of waterfalls, they also suggest notions of mourning and veiling.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Pat Steir, Long Vertical Falls #2  1991

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Pat Steir, Long Vertical Falls #4  1991

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Pat Steir, The Wave - From the Sea - After Leonardo, Hokusai and Courbet  1985

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Pat Steir, Long Vertical Falls #3  1991

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Art in this room

P02952: Waterfall Night
Pat Steir Waterfall Night 1988
P20044: Long Vertical Falls #1
Pat Steir Long Vertical Falls #1 1991
P20045: Long Vertical Falls #2
Pat Steir Long Vertical Falls #2 1991
P20047: Long Vertical Falls #4
Pat Steir Long Vertical Falls #4 1991
P77193: The Wave - From the Sea - After Leonardo, Hokusai and Courbet
Pat Steir The Wave - From the Sea - After Leonardo, Hokusai and Courbet 1985
P20046: Long Vertical Falls #3
Pat Steir Long Vertical Falls #3 1991