Ed Clark employed a common push broom to manipulate globs of acrylic paint into broad and expressive strokes of color. Through his use of a cleaning tool that references labor and physicality, Clark, like many other postwar Black artists, transformed the possibilities of gestural abstraction. The resulting gradient bands of pigment reveal the movement of the bristles across the paint to create mesmerizing, tactile effects as the colors drip and spill into one another.
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
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Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2018
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Ed Clark (American, 1926-2019). Untitled, 1978-1980. Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 66 × 77 in. (167.6 × 195.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2018, 2018.13. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Courtesy of Weiss Berlin and the artist. Photo by Gunter Lepkowski, 2018.13.jpg)
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