Jack Bush

Stripes to the Right - 1965

1965
Jack Bush was significantly influenced and inspired by the contemporary artwork that he had seen reproduced in "Time" and "Life" magazines, and he visited New York to see some of them first-hand in 1952. In the same year, he participated in the show "Canadian Abstract Exhibition" in Oshawa, which led indirectly to his involvement with Painters Eleven (active between 1954 and 1960). In 1957, Bush met the art critic Clement Greenberg who visited him in Toronto; Greenberg advised him to simplify his art and free himself from the influence of American Abstract Expressionists. By 1965, Bush had produced Colour Field works and experimented with large canvases. He was preoccupied with the juxtaposition of colours in different shapes, sizes and accents, breaking new ground in the process. In this print the stripes have a painterly feel, like that of a sweeping stroke made with a wide brush; but because this is a serigraph and not a painting there is no visible texture.
Artist
Title
Stripes to the Right - 1965
Date
1965
Medium
Print
Materials
colour serigraph on wove paper
Dimensions
65.9 x 51.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Transfer from the Canadian Government Expositions Centre, Ottawa, 1977
Accession number
43092