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Untitled (Gang drawing)

Untitled (Gang drawing)


Alan Saret

American, born 1944

Alan Saret's Gang Drawing series are deceptive in their simplicity and disguise the process of their making-the artist used only a fistful of colored pencils and applied marks to the surface of the paper. The effect is one that intensifies the relationship between line and volume, whereby the line takes on a sculptural quality. This seemingly spontaneous application of pencils on paper produces an illusion of space within the one-dimensional surface.

Colored pencil on paper
22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
Gift of Anne Livet
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Smoke and Mirrors", May 10 - November 9, 2008

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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