Photo by Lyle Peterzell


Relief Sculpture: cotton, rhoplex, and acrylic on canvas stretched over plywood
diameter: 18 3/4 in. (irregular); depth: 1 1/2 in.
Date: 1976

Zucker constructs highly tactile pictures, where the subjects merge into, and emerge from, dense structures of materials. Here, he has soaked canvas strips in Rhoplex, a pigmented acrylic medium, and laid them on a canvas. The image of a burning candle, “drawn” with dark grey strips, is easier to see from a distance.

All works by Joe Zucker
round, circle, tondo, olate, rag, glue, yellow, green, grey, tactile, texture, noodle
Delaware Art Museum
Accession: 2008-66

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