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
(1931-2020)
Date
1996-97
Medium
Collage and gouache on paper
Dimensions
22 1/8 x 29 13/16 in. (56.1975 x 75.72375 cm.)
Accession #
2005.20
Credit Line
Caroline Thomas Fund and Harold A. and Ann R. Sorgenti Fund for African-American Art
Subject
On View
No
On Loan
No