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Entry [Fragment One]

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1998

Artist:

Julia Fish
American, born 1950

About this artwork

Julia Fish’s methodical, meditative paintings are abstracted and excerpted from her own personal experiences, memories, and immediate surroundings. Since 1991 she has drawn most often from the architectural elements of her home. “The house has become a constant companion—in a sense I live inside the subject of my work,” she has said.

Painted to scale, Entry [Fragment One] depicts a portion of Fish’s tiled entryway at a slight, perspectival angle. She constructed this image of a hand-set tiled surface on a canvas surface with precision, revealing the tensions between border and center, multicolored and white, hexagonal and square. Thus the work establishes an intimate, process-oriented relationship between domestic architecture, which we move through—often unseeing—and painting, which we stop to look at.

Status

Currently Off View

Artist

Julia Fish

Title

Entry [Fragment One]

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1998

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

29.2 × 52.1 cm (11 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson

Reference Number

2005.469

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