August Sander (German, 1876-1964); Circus People (from People of the Twentieth Century), 1926, printed by Gerd Sander in 1990; gelatin silver print.
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Acclaim for Now Dig This!

“…a stunning installation of one of the most compelling and transformative exhibitions seen in the Berkshires in decades.” writes Charles Giuliano about Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 in his review for  Berkshire Fine Arts.

Dale Brockman Davis. Swept, 1970. Mixed media. 30 x 40 x 6 in. (76.2 x 101.6 x 15.2 cm). Blocker Collection c/o Rick Blocker._x345

Later in the article Giuliano describes the mixed media work of Dale Brockman Davis, “There is a ravishing simplicity, for example, in the assemblages of Dale Brockman Davis. In “Swept” the work is stunning on many levels. There is the utter reductive rightness of the composition that resonated with compelling minimalism. We embrace its basic combination of rectangles, matte areas of color, natural textures of distressed wood, and the exquisite addition of a well worn end of an old broom. Its natural angle is attached perfectly into a lower right corner offering a funky alternative to the otherwise rigid geometry.”

Check out the full review at Berkshire Fine Arts.

 

Above image credit: Dale Brockman Davis. Swept, 1970. Mixed media. 30 x 40 x 6 in. Blocker Collection c/o Rick Blocker.

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