Flowing Like a River
David Clyde Driskell
Driskell's work is often modest in scale, ranging from around 5 by 7 inches and combining watercolor, mixed mediums and encaustic on paper and collage. In "Flowing Like a River,' then, we experience a larger-than-usual format. The work also demonstrates a formal device frequently used by Driskell and reminiscent of Romare Bearden: strips of paper raggedly torn and arranged in bars across the picture plane. The paper strips hover in an ambiguous blue-green space as if in suspension and the striking colors delight the viewer with lush, saturated hues, gestural brushstrokes and eye catching spatial modulations.
Date of Birth
Collage and gouache on paper
22 1/8 x 29 13/16 in. (56.1975 x 75.72375 cm.)
Caroline Thomas Fund and Harold A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Fund for African-American Art