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Slightly Off Keel #60

Artist
Nanette Carter, American, born 1954
Date
1999
Material
Oil on Mylar
Probably made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
35 7/8 × 36 1/16 in. (91.1 × 91.6 cm)
framed: 40 7/8 in. × 40 7/8 in. × 2 in. (103.8 × 103.8 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Nanette Carter
Object Number
124:2017
NOTES
Slightly Off Keel #60—a title referring to a sailboat’s delicate balance as it speeds through water—consists of multiple mark-making types, both structured and loose. Moving away from canvas in the late 1990s, Nanette Carter adopted Mylar, a translucent polyester film, as her support of choice, which she admired for its potential to be used on both sides. The material is frosted on the surface, providing a satisfying tooth to hold oil paint, which she applies by brush or sometimes through printing.
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