In the North Greenhouse by Mark Alan Leithauser

In the North Greenhouse by Mark Alan Leithauser

In the North Greenhouse

Mark Alan Leithauser

Title

In the North Greenhouse

 
Artist
Year
1983  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
17 1/2 x 14 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof XI/XX, outside the published edition of 90. 
Annotations
titled, lower left; "imp." and date in lower right 
Reference
Kerr 45, illustrated full page; National Gallery 1990.2.2. 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22631 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Mark Leithauser etches with short, sure lines, using grays and blacks to create a lush composition of the interior of a greenhouse. He contains the image within a linear border, which he breaks through with foliage in the foreground. The effect is similar to Peter Milton's etching "Daylilies" where the composition intrudes into the viewers' space, drawing the viewer into it.

In her introduction "Alternate Landscape" for the Coe Kerr Gallery exhibition catalogue of 1988 curator Ruth E. Fine writes:

"...Leithauser has developed storehouse of images memorized, photographed, and drawn. These become subject details for his constructed compositions. Spatial games, such as those played by the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, and suggestions of metamorphosis intrigue Leithauser too".