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Jack Shadbolt, Preference for the Old and Ancient Surfaces, c. early 1950s (BG3486). Photo: Michael R. Barrick.
Artwork

Preference for the Old and Ancient Surfaces

Artist/Creator
Jack Shadbolt (Artist)
Date
1947 – 1957
ID #
BG3486

Physical Description

Medium
ink, graphite
Support
paper
Dimensions
63.7 cm 42.3 cm (Object)
Object Description
Inscription:
Series 4393
1 _ 
Grumbacher brushes (flats)
Polyvinyl acetate, Polyvinyl and wax
Preference for the old and ancient surfaces - the impervious mystery, dryness or hardness a symbol of our barren poverty.  One could almost say an artist’s command of air space is an index of the degree to which he has mastered his adjustment to the outside world.
Terra cotta and rose white
Row slips up half notch and reverses to upside down.
Improvised arches
Maroon all liing red
Hairs on black alternates
Diamonds irriegular"

History

Collection
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Credit Line
Gift of Simon Fraser University via the Estate of Doris Shadbolt
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