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.
The strongly geometrically designed artwork consists of vertical strips that create circles and angled stripes. The bold colors range from dark browns and deep yellows to both light and dark purples and blues.
The vertical wall hanging is dyed in strips that hang vertically. Moving horizontally through the piece are large curved shapes and one has a stair step type edge. The vertical strips create the horizontal design.
The artwork is layered with many concentric circles and gridded window images from handmade papers arranged at angles to give illusion of depth. The colors are muted blues and browns with some rusty pinks.
The horizontally situated artwork depicts deep receding space and wide ribbons of gradated colors disappearing into the distance. The sky or space is a greenish blue hue and the ribbons range from rich orange brown to blue-green, dull yellows and beiges.
Blue amorphic outer shape holds concentric circles in which are faces cut from magazines. In the lower right portion of the work are many parallel vertical gray lines. Wisps of clouds can be seen in the background or sky area.
The horizontally oriented work of art consists of many shapes and sections. Running horizontally is a long piece divided into two stripes, one green and the upper one a pink brown. Oval and ribbon shapes float across the linear banner. Behind the banner are vertical, placed unevenly, pink and purple panels.
The fabric is dyed and includes designs in circular form that seem to resemble the moon or the sun in a warm pink color. The background is a deep blue-green and in the lower portion is a large reddish moon or sun shape that resembles a setting sun.
The artwork consists of four vertical panels that are hung at different heights. Each panel depicts a series of gradated horizontal lines that are overlaid with ribbon like shapes that seem to depict hills or mountains. The horizontal stripes are browns and pinkish grays while the ribbons are pink.
This acrylic painting on paper consists of small geometric shapes spread across the surface of ninety-degree turned and columnar patterns. St. Matthew is depicted at the lower right edge in an outline. An upside down silhouette shape of a dog is included in the upper left portion of the painting.
The horizontally oriented artwork depicts ribbon like shapes floating from foreground to background with blue gradated wave like forms and a geometric thick wall-like form in the center right of the composition. Emerging from the left side of the piece is a rectangular frame in pale gray.
The strong colors and vertical orientation with definite geometric shapes and stripes contribute to the graphic design. Blue and white stripes on the right hand side with a gradated purple sphere on the left and orange sphere at the top right are linked with some angled green lines.
Tie-dyed cotton tapes hang in front of dyed fabric. The colors are warm and cool and gradate simultaneously from side to side and top to bottom. The piece is striped vertically with some angled from high left to low right in a paler version of the underneath hue.
The horizontally oriented artwork depicts a series of ribbon like forms moving from the foreground and lower edge of the work into the distance and the top edge of the work. The sky is a light pink color and the ribbon forms gradate from dark to light blue-greens.
Two striated architectural type shapes, one beige-orange, one gray-green, consisting of two sides opening toward the right have moving between them three-striped ribbons. The work is horizontally oriented.
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.
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.
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.
This almost square artwork begins with a light brown background and in the center a large pale blue sphere of concentric light blue circles and on the interior of the open sphere are light brown concentric circles and out of the ball shape seem to fly several sheets of paper.
This long vertical work consists of a tie dyed or shibori method of screen printing. The imagery in the top portion of the work is a large red circle floating on an orange colored ground. The bottom portion of the work is a purple with many dark streaks running horizontally and a large light purple wave shape moves from the bottom edge of the work towards the top.
This queen sized bedspread, screen printed on cotton velvet, was created while Spear studied at Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The bedspread gradates from purples to blues with long wave shapes in a pale yellow gold color.
The vertical oriented room divider depicts a landscape type of scene with moon and sun type shapes floating through and among wave like shapes. The colors are in a range from warm orange and pale yellow to blue greens.
The artwork consists of four panels each turned on point. A grid ladder pattern turned in various directions appears in each panel. The colors are warm reddish browns and light blues. Other rectangular and triangular outlined shapes appear scattered across the panels.
The artwork depicts some cloud like or wave like shapes in the foreground floating into the distance. The ground is depicted in a series of gradated stripes of dark purples and blues, also receding into the distance.
This large, mostly black and white painting, depicts a scene of a bar fight from one of Elvis Presley's movies and a reproduction of the famous painting, Blue Boy, by Thomas Gainsborough is superimposed. In front of the painting is a wooden table holding an apple, a pear and a pitcher, not unlike a Paul Cezanne still life.
Long multi-colored pieces are arranged on a rooftop in an urban setting. The pieces are arranged both in organic lines as well as straight lines filling the rooftop area. Some pieces partially move above the base and some appear suspended in space.
The horizontally oriented work of art consists of three vertical panels. Each panel depicts space through a series of gradated horizontally running lines and stripes. Moving from the foreground to the background are white ribbon shapes.
The work depicts space in a canyon like fashion. Irregular shapes run through the work and from the edges are dropped perpendicularly gradated lines that create form and space. The illusion of space is also created by the gradations from white to pink to purple.
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.
The vertically running piece consists of a predominately dark ground with some vertical stripes in lighter colors and shades. Moving inward from the lower two corners are some mountainous shapes that overlap on the lower edge and meet again in the upper portion of the piece in front of the vertical striping.
The length of the silk yardage contains geometric shapes set at an angle and amongst the geometric shapes are smaller wave type shapes. The colors are dark blue to light blues and some warm yellow-browns.
The dark ground of the piece also contains square shapes that create great depth and floating on the surface appear trapezoidal pink shapes. The blue ground contains square that gradate from very dark to somewhat lighter and pink in tone. The pink shapes on the surface, floating parallel to the ground, gradate from a lighter pink to darker pink.
The work depicts a landscape sort of space with a striated mountainous shape on the left side of the work and at the bottom of the mountain are some white ripples of water. On the right side of the work are two white shapes, resembling the sheets of floating paper, may depict snow covered mountains. Floating down through the sky are several white shapes that appear to be sheets of paper. Some very think ribbons float horizontally through the space.
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