Garden of Evil by Dennis Ray Beall

Garden of Evil by Dennis Ray Beall

Garden of Evil

Dennis Ray Beall

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Title

Garden of Evil

 
Artist

Dennis Ray Beall

  1929 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1958  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 17 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
2 of 6  
Annotations
titled, lower center, pencil dated, lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
Basingwerk Parchment 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
PAGI102 
Price
$2,800.00 
Description

Garden of Evil is one from a group of Abstract Expressionist color lithographs Beall created between 1955 and 1958 while he was a graduate student at San Francisco State College. He had learned the basics of lithography from Duayne Hatchell while a student at Oklahoma City University in 1950. Braced with the knowledge gleaned from manuals by Bolton Brown and Lynton Kistler and the support of his teacher at SFSC, John Ihle, Beall developed his techniques for working the stone which resulted in seemingly spontaneous, gestural drawing.

Beall described the process in 1963 in an exhibition catalogue for a show of works by George Miyasaki at the Achenbach Foundation: By using a strong solution of acetic acid between drawings, the stone may be re-sensitized without regrinding. Areas of the preceding drawing may be retained, other areas scrubbed or scraped, new design elements introduced, old ones reinforced and, in general, the reconciliation of design and color development more cohesively obtained and controlled...The enormous freedom implied by this system lies in its directness. The communication between the artist and his materials, the successive acts of printing, drawing, scrubbing, and correcting create a continuum which cannot be duplicated in the traditional workshop.

 
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