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"Status Quo" Green Abstract Lithograph By Richard Proctor

"Status Quo" Green Abstract Lithograph By Richard Proctor

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This lithograph hand-signed by Richard Proctor is titled "Status Quo," and numbered 4/20. stands as a testament to the artist's brilliance.

Dominated by a green palette, "Status Quo" captivates with its intricate design. Proctor employs a skillful interplay of colors, introducing a secondary brown hue that weaves through the composition. The artwork is divided into distinct sections: on the 1/3 left, small green blocks coalesce into a vertical oval shape against a rich brown rectangular background. Meanwhile, the 2/3 on the right showcases brown blocks arranged in a horizontal oval shape set against a vast green rectangular backdrop.

Engaging with "Status Quo" requires a thoughtful consideration of its abstract nature. Abstract art often opens itself to various interpretations, and this piece is no exception. The title serves as a guiding light, suggesting a deliberate exploration of the status quo—a term laden with implications. The juxtaposition of colors on both sides may be interpreted as a humorous commentary on conflict or argumentation. Proctor's work hints at the complexity of situations where truth is intertwined with elements borrowed from adversaries.

This lithograph captures the essence of an unwinnable battle, symbolizing the inherent difficulty of extricating oneself from a situation involving multiple parties. Proctor's use of color and form creates a visual narrative that speaks to the impossibility of resolution, urging viewers to delve into the layers of meaning within the artwork.

Richard M. Proctor was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1936, and after graduating from Michigan State University with an M.A. in Painting, he spent most of his life in the Northwest. Along with teaching art and textile design at the University of Washington, Proctor operated the Childers/Proctor Gallery in Langley, Washington with fellow artist and long-time partner, Ron Childers. He was an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University. Proctor has also been a docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum in California since 2001.
Along with being an accomplished painter, printmaker, and ceramicist, Proctor was also an author. He wrote two books, Principles of Pattern Design and Surface Design for Fabric. Proctor was splitting his time between California and Washington and was creating art.

PERIOD: Mid-20th Century
CONDITION: Excellent
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 19" Width: 28.25" Depth: 0.5"
CREATOR: Richard Proctor

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