As Kids Go
33 1/2 x 25 in. (85.1 x 63.5 cm)
Medium and Support:
Color screenprint with embossed relief, collage and acrylic paint on handmade paper
Gift of Anthony T. Podesta
Label from Beyond 2-D: Surface Play with Paper, LaSalle Art Museum, November 1, 2021- May 30, 2022
Born in Tupolo, Mississippi, Sam Gilliam earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and currently lives in Washington, D.C. He is associated with Washington Color School, a regional group of abstract artists inspired by color field painting in the 1950s and 1960s.
In this print, As Kids Go, Gilliam presents a swirling display of colors, form, and textures. He juxtaposes and layers hand-made papers and paint splatters to suggest a dynamic rhythm and a spinning movement which is both powerful and playful.
Tricia Sackor, Class of 2017