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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
On View, Gallery 234
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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