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Date: n.d.
Dimensions: image: 16 x 10 1/2 in. (40.6 x 26.7 cm)
Medium: intaglio
Credit Line: Bequest of Charlotte Collins from the Charles and Charlotte Collins Collection
Label Text: The focus of Sorel Etrog’s work is the tension in contemporary living. He describes his art as “tension created by pulling together and pulling apart, with being stuck and being freed, a world of grabbing and holding on and losing hold…bringing shapes together but at the same time giving each independence.” Working in two dimensions instead of his more usual sculptural medium, Etrog is able to create in this print an impossible form, a visual paradox. Form and empty space reverse as the outlines of linked, hammer-like forms at the top defy logic and define only empty space, laced closed, at the bottom.
Object Number: 2009.20
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