Pat Steir, Self-Portrait: 1987-2018 and Paintings

4 June 2018
Pat Steir’s famous Waterfall paintings, which the artist developed in the late 1980s, have been interpreted as an homage to Pollock reinventing the drip as a means for the paint to paint a picture of itself. Since around 2000, Steir has developed an ever more subtle method using the process of dripping to create a delicate interwoven curtain-like surface texture which has become the basis for many paintings for the years to come. This video produced on the occasion of her exhibition “Self-Portrait: 1987-2018 and Paintings” provides a close-up view on the works presented at the gallery, May 2018.