Last Chance by Lee R. Chesney

Last Chance by Lee R. Chesney

Last Chance

Lee R. Chesney

Title

Last Chance

 
Artist

Lee R. Chesney

  1920 - 2016 (biography)
Year
c. 1959  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio 
Image Size
25 1/2 x 19 11/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
3 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
CHES109 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

Lee Cheney’s consummate love of intaglio printmaking made him one of the most innovative Abstract Expressionists of his time, and a true printmaker's printmaker. Whether using color or limiting his palette to gradations of a single black ink, working in non-representational abstraction or capturing the human or animal body, Chesney’s work displays his constant exploration of technique, playing with depth, texture, and tonality with equal aplomb.

“Last Chance” reveals these qualities in abundance. Evidence of his time at Atelier 17 in 1950s New York is found in the entirety of the composition, reading like a map of an adventure where the artist does not begin with any purpose except to discover. He sees a shape that calls for a line that calls for a series of textures, and the final image becomes a satisfying, dimensional blend of each. Perhaps there can be an interpretation of meaning in the symbols -- or perhaps he was simply feeling in the dark for a shape that inspired him.

 
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