Sculpture: painted and stitched canvas over plywood and twine base
21 x 17 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches
Date: 1972

Alan Shields’s unique practice of stitching, painting, dying, and shaping his canvases into three-dimensional forms violated the formalist sense of late 1960s art ideas, which called for the clear separation of distinct media such as painting and sculpture. His unorthodox use of materials and practice of stitching positioned him as a pioneering experimental artist.

All works by Alan Shields
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota

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