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Elvis / Blue Boy Still Life

Description: 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.
Date: 1981
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

Storm, NYC Rooftop

Description: 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.
Date: 1981
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Item Type: Artwork

Sunset View from My Window

Description: 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.
Date: 1981~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Canyon No. 2

Description: 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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Geometric Landscape

Description: The work depicts striped rectangles, circles and arched shapes. Adjacent, behind and running through the depicted space are light colored shapes that resemble a spilled liquid.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
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

Silk Panel I

Description: 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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[silk yardage, batiked]

Description: 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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Space Behind the Dark Wall

Description: 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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Wind

Description: 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.
Date: 1982~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper art]

Description: The detail view of the handmade paper piece consists of several floating oval shapes and some colored string moving in a loose horizontally direction. The colors are light and muted from pale pinks to grays and purples.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper art]

Description: The detail view of the artwork includes some grid shapes floating horizontally on a pale pink background.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[handmade paper art]

Description: The long horizontal background holds several square and rectangular shapes floating from one side to the other. The background is a pale pink or white and the rectangular and square shapes range from a dark green to a gray as well as white and light blue.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Silk Panel III

Description: The fabric yardage consists of a dark ground with some horizontal pink stripes and running vertically the length of the yardage are some ribbon shapes in purple, pink, brown and blue.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Silk Panel IV

Description: The yardage consists of light and dark horizontal cloud like forms intersecting with each other and occasionally overlapped with floating rectangular shapes.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Space Beyond the Definition

Description: The horizontally oriented piece consists of gray gradations on the left and upper sides in rectangular shapes. On the right side are circular gradations in pinks. Flowing from the right lower corner toward the upper left are ribbon shapes that create the illusion of deep space.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Space for Eternity

Description: The horizontally oriented picture depicts water and a brown boardwalk of sorts receding into the deep space. Some small cloud like forms float in the top portion of the work and one-half of a rectangular shape floats in the top right hand portion of the picture. Some white tops of waves move out from the boardwalk area toward the right hand edge of the piece.
Date: 1983~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

The Big Heat

Description: The black and white painting depicts a version of a famous scene in the movie The Big Heat from 1953 directed by Fritz Lang and starring Glenn Ford. The brushstrokes are loose. One man holds a gun on a second wounded man. The man in the right foreground reaches out to the man in the center who leans against the wall.
Date: 1984
Creator: Blackburn, Ed, 1940-
Item Type: Artwork

The Moon on a Pool

Description: The horizontally oriented work of art consists of a very dark ground. In the upper left corner is a shape resembling a window and in the lower right corner is a circular shape made of horizontal bars. Floating from the lower edge to the upper portion of the work is a lighter colored ribbon shape.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Peaceful Moment at a Canyon

Description: The work of art depicts canyon like shapes from wavy shapes from which lines have been created vertically making the canyon like shapes. The vertical stripes gradate from pinks to blues and purples.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

[silk screened cotton velveteen artwork]

Description: The horizontally oriented work consists of shapes that resemble floating sidewalks in the sky. Running from the upper left corner to the lower right is a long ribbon shape that floats into almost a calligraphic word. The ground depicting distance gradates from a darker blue to a pink at the horizon. In the far distance appears some shapes resembling mountains. The left and upper edge of the work is bordered by gradated stripes.
Date: 1984~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

Daybreak

Description: The horizontally placed artwork depicts a rectangular frame shape floating in the upper portion of the image. Receding into the distance are parallel horizontal lines created from textured paper in blues and browns. A vertical ladder shape is in the middle ground next to some silhouette gray geometric shapes reminiscent of buildings.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

The Light from a Shoji Window

Description: The horizontally arranged artwork depicts a circle in the foreground left corner and window grid type images in the middle and background. A pale gray stair image dominates the central portion of the composition.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Spear, Shigeko
Item Type: Artwork

86-3

Description: Dark background with many small geometric shapes, lines and dots in bright colors evenly spaced around the canvas over a structured linear pattern.
Date: 1986
Creator: Falsetta, Vincent
Item Type: Artwork