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Title
  • Gray Foy : drawings 1941-1975 / editor/designer, Don Quaintance ; foreword, Steve Martin ; essays, Lynn M. Herbert, Don Quaintance, Alexis Rockman ; photography, Graham S. Haber.
Publication
  • New York : Callaway Arts & Entertainment, 2018.
  • ©2018

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Description
201 pages : illustrations (some color); 33 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Exhibition catalogs.
Note
  • "This monograph accompanies the exhibition "Gray Foy: Drawings 1941-1975," Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York City, September 14 - November 16, 2018"--Colophon.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
JQG 19-130
ISBN
  • 9780935112382
  • 0935112383
LCCN
2017053524
OCLC
1010659018
Title
Gray Foy : drawings 1941-1975 / editor/designer, Don Quaintance ; foreword, Steve Martin ; essays, Lynn M. Herbert, Don Quaintance, Alexis Rockman ; photography, Graham S. Haber.
Publisher
New York : Callaway Arts & Entertainment, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
The book showcases the unique and mesmerizing art of mid-century American artist, Gray Foy. Long eclipsed from public and private view, this large cache of drawings was discovered after Foy's death, mostly hidden in drawers and closets. The five-year effort to prepare the astonishing discovery for publication culminates in this stunning volume of drawings whose rare beauty will appeal to cognoscenti and general readers alike.0Born in 1922 in Dallas, Foy spent his youth in Los Angeles and went on to study art at Southern Methodist University in Texas and Columbia University in New York. His drawings appeared in numerous group exhibitions (including several Whitney Annuals), and he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Foy?s drawings are executed with a draftsmanship whose meticulously detailed qualities challenge the viewer?s visual acuity. His early work, related to both Magic Realism and Surrealism, conveys affinities with artists as varied as Salvador Dalí and M.C. Escher, and is characterized by complexly interwoven compositions in which human figures, flora and fauna, and terrains and interiors morph into vivid dreamscapes. His mature drawings focus on botanical and geological forms in the process of transformation, metaphorically suggestive of the passage of time and the mutability of perception. --publisher.
Added Author
Quaintance, Don editor.
Martin, Steve, 1945- writer of foreword.
Herbert, Lynn M. (Lynn McLanahan), 1956-
Rockman, Alexis, 1962-
Foy, Gray, 1922-2012. Drawings. Selections.
Research Call Number
JQG 19-130
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