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Rock Steady

Artist
Alonzo Davis, American, born 1942
Date
1992
Material
Collage of cut and woven paper with paint
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Collages & montages
Current Location
On View, Gallery 234
Dimensions
30 1/4 × 22 1/8 in. (76.8 × 56.2 cm)
framed: 35 3/8 in. × 27 1/8 in. × 2 in. (89.9 × 68.9 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Alonzo Davis
Object Number
134:2017
NOTES
Constructed of interwoven paper strips, Rock Steady combines the bright colors and braided texture of southwestern textiles with the splatters and drips of expressive painting. Alonzo Davis created this work while he was dean of the San Antonio Art Institute during the early 1990s. He was drawn to motifs he encountered in Southwest Native American arts, which led to his “blanket series,” a collection of woven paintings. This work is one of over a hundred in that series, which later inspired large-scale installations.
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