Mary Obering, Archangel

“My work is about finding my own geometry, my own way of handling materials, my own touch, and the context in which to conduct the research.”

Reading personal statements and interviews from 1988 to 1990, Mary Obering delves into her 1990 painting Archangel. Throughout her decades-long career, Obering has balanced the dual influences of Minimalism and the history of painting through her geometric abstract compositions. Archangel lays bare the use of traditional materials gathered from the Italian Renaissance, from egg tempera to gold leaf.

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Mary Obering
Archangel, 1990
Egg tempera, gold leaf, graphite, and gilding clay on gessoed panel
48 x 72 in (121.9 x 182.9cm)