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Locus, Series #2

Contemporary Art

Moving from the study of mathematics to art as a student at Black Mountain College, Dorothea Rockburne kept conceptual and structural thinking at the heart of her innovative art-making, and that logical approach has also dictated her use of materials. For the Locus series, the artist experiments with the sculptural possibilities of paper through folding, printing, and polishing the print surface. Looking to the history of Italian altar painting, Rockburne also considered wall placement and its influence on the viewer, seeking a heightened presence by activating the interaction from above.
PORTFOLIO/SERIES From the Locus Series
PUBLISHER Robert Feldman
MEDIUM Etching, aquatint and graphhite on paper
DATES 1972
DIMENSIONS 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed and dated in graphite lower right: Rockburne 72 Titled in graphite lower left
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2005.46.2
EDITION Edition: 16/42
CREDIT LINE Gift of Nancy and Arnold Smoller
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CAPTION Dorothea Rockburne (Canadian, born 1932). Locus, Series #2, 1972. Etching, aquatint and graphhite on paper, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nancy and Arnold Smoller, 2005.46.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2005.46.2.jpg)
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Dorothea Rockburne (Canadian, born 1932). <em>Locus, Series #2</em>, 1972. Etching, aquatint and graphhite on paper, 40 × 30 in. (101.6 × 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nancy and Arnold Smoller, 2005.46.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2005.46.2.jpg)