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The Europeans

Description: Two figures in the foreground, seen from the chest up, comment on European angst. A figure in silhouette exits by a set of stairs. Bright yellow light illuminates the exterior of the gallery in which the people in the foreground stand. Talk bubbles are used for the figures' comments. A poster on the wall depicts German Expressionism. The style is like that of cartoons and graphic novels. The colors are bright and flat.
Date: 1995
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Excuse Me

Description: A male figure in the foreground looks at something on a woman's desk. She is seated and holds a telephone receiver. Behind her is a man looking closely at a painting on the wall. The woman states, "Excuse me, these are private papers." The painting on the wall consists of squares of different colors. The man in the foreground is painted in a dark pinkish red tone.
Date: 1998
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Gotta Gun

Description: This artwork consists of two portions, the top a grid, eight by seven, of colored squares and the lower dialogue between Caroline and Steve.
Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Jesus and Disciples in a Storm

Description: The oil painting represents the Bible story in which Jesus is sleeping in a boat when a storm arises and his disciples wake him and he calms the storm. This colorful oil painting depicts the moment Jesus is awakened. The colors are bright and flat with black outlines.
Date: 1988
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Orson

Description: The painting, mostly monochromatic, depicts a portrait of Orson Welles in the top two-thirds of the canvas. Along the bottom edge, also in monochromatic tones, are men depicted in combat with automatic weapons. At the right edge, the face of a superhero is depicted in pink, blue, red and yellow. Running vertically in the left hand portion of the canvas is a depiction of lined notebook paper with a small pencil sketch of a landing craft or space ship.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Painted Magazine Triptych

Description: The triptych depicts events and people from the early to mid 1970s such as a battlefield in the Vietnam War, Black Panthers and Patty Hearst being escorted to trial by a federal marshall.
Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Painted Sports Magazine

Description: This painting depicts a 1976 Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Steve Spurrier, a San Francisco 49ers football player. The painting depicts the cover as though the corner has been torn away and some extraneous expressionistic paint marks overlay the realistic portrayal of the football player.
Date: 1976
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Paul Newman is Hombre

Description: The nearly square painting is composed of several standing figures, some of whom hold weapons. The colors of the painting are primarily reds, blues and yellows. Two figures on the right side of the canvas appear to be holding microphone and a guitar. Green and red silhouettes of horses are in the background. The picture plane is filled with figures with almost no negative space.
Date: 1967
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Richardson Endorses Obama

Description: Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, stands next to President Barack Obama. Both men are looking downward but smiling. The digital painting is a creative depiction of an AP photograph by Alex Brandon. Text below the image states, "Richardson gives endorsement to Obama." Included on top of the photo depiction are several loosely digitally painted colorful geometric shapes, an orange square, a green square, a pink rectangle and miscellaneous other loose yellow, red and turquoise marks. In the white margin at the bottom of the image of the men is a small inset image that depicts a highway overpass, a billboard and a car on the road with two dialogue bubbles.
Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Santa Fe

Description: In this black and white painting are depicted three men. The two main figures wear cowboy hats and the figure on the right side of the painting also sports a sheriff's badge in the shape of a star. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive. The men appear to be having a dialogue.
Date: 1982
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Senate Testimony

Description: The left hand section of the painting depicts three men seated at a table with microphones while the right side consists of text, dialogue between two people, Steve and a woman.
Date: 2011
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Tares and Wheat

Description: The vertically oriented painting depicts pieces of several contemporary images, a small portion of Life magazine logo, woman's face, cigarette package, tire, rocket, photograph, woman in a swimsuit and a car. The way in which the images are painted they appear to be torn from a magazine and are arranged in a collage fashion.
Date: 1971
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Video Conference and Eddie

Description: This predominately black and white work consists of three main images, some text and several colorful marks moving across the face of the artwork. The larger text states, "Bush and Iraq's leader have video conference."
Date: 2010
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Dancing Between the Hunt and the Hearth

Description: The large vertical painting consists of a nearly black ground with words and numbers in a light colors. Along the bottom edge is a highly textured surface with the words, beauty and duty, repeated across the bottom edge. Arrows and calculations appear across the dark field. In the upper right is a gold square and some gold splashes of color and texture.
Date: 1992
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

I'll Tumble For You

Description: The vertically oriented painting consists of many textures, colors and motifs. The dark ground is richly textured and covered with words, numbers and calculations sometimes partially obliterated. Two large heart shapes face each other, one in the bottom half of the canvas and the other in the top half. They are also richly covered in texture with letters and numbers. About a dozen forks are attached across the surface of the painting; they tumble from the top to the bottom. Flanking the top and bottom edges are some large X marks with thick top and bottom bars.
Date: 1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Mechanical Music

Description: The large vertical painting consists of a dark ground. In the lower portion, five wooden spoons are attached. Along the upper edge is an impression of a hand and a plus and minus sign flank the right and left edges in the upper portion of the canvas. At a diagonal in the lower portion appears a long spatula or spoon shape nestled in a sandy brown area. The surface of the work is complex with numbers, letters and calculations barely visible.
Date: 1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation includes a figure pierced with arrows and knives. The artist refers to him as the "wound" man. In the foreground, are two leg splints with suspended latex tubing.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The paper tags that hang from the large dish structure are seen in close detail in this view.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the exhibition consists of a large vertical painting with a dark ground.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This portion of the installation has many elements. In the foreground is a black table with microscope and glass slides on it. In the background is a boxing ring with a gurney in the center on which is strapped down punching bag. Men's dress shirts and a mural of the "Stretchman" is on the rear wall.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This detail view of the installation shows the directions and dialogue script written on the wall for the performers. A black dress hangs with a pair of white rubber boots beneath. A portion of the yellow vanity table is visible with one chair.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork

Pages from a Quiet Book: A Societal Labyrinth

Description: Image of part of an art installation at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This view shows a detail of the vanity table, its light bulbs, three chairs and the text, scripts for the performers, on the wall.
Date: 1992/1994
Creator: Cheal, Susan
Item Type: Artwork