Gerald Ferguson

Untitled (July 76)

1976
Gerald Ferguson’s dot paintings (1974–76) were an effort to capture the texture of a sculpture composed from standard metal corner beading units used by plasterers. Ferguson was concerned with structure, procedure, material and metaphor. Whether the artist was painting dots, letters or lobsters, his work was both task-oriented and obsessive and his output was extensive. In his practice of deconstructing how art is created he stripped away those conventions and constantly pushed both formal and conceptual boundaries.
Title
Untitled (July 76)
Date
1976
Medium
Painting
Materials
gesso, acrylic, oil, and graphite on canvas
Dimensions
122 x 122 x 4.5 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Dennis Young, Halifax, 1991
Accession number
35997