John Alexander

Untitled

1977

John Alexander

Untitled

1977

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Untitled, 1977

John Alexander (American, born 1945)

Oil on canvas 
Gift of Henry V. Heuser, Jr.

In Untitled, the wild-eyed half-human beasts hiding in the shadows in many of Alexander’s other works are absent. Instead, serene pools of darkness extend into a horizon-less space filled with a tangle of green foliage. But all is not quiet, as a flurry of dark slashing marks infuses the painting with a volatile and foreboding energy.