Ronald Davis

Dodecagon Series, 1968-69

"Path to the Dodecagons", Tate Gallery publication. . .

"Illusions and Objects" by Barbara Rose  

  "Fiberglass cloth and mat replaced canvas as reinforcement and support for the colored resin (paint). The Dodecagon Series was painted with a brush [not poured, but sometimes dripped] face down on a waxed Formica table mold. The illusionary plane nearest the viewer was masked out with tape and painted first, the furthest away was painted last. Layers of fiberglass impregnated with resin were laminated to the back of the painting... The completed painting was peeled from the waxed mold and polished and seen for the first time." ("Illusions and Objects" by Barbara Rose)

— Ronald Davis, 1988

Purple Top, 1968 PTG 0054. Purple Top, 1968 Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Ring, 1968 PTG 0055. Ring, 1968 Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Ring Skew, 1968 PTG 0056. Ring Skew, 1968 Unknown Collection
Inside Light, 1968 PTG 0058. Inside Light, 1968 Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Vector, 1968 PTG 0061. Vector, 1968 Tate Gallery, London
Pacific Standard Time at the Getty, LA
October, 2011
Spiral, 1968 PTG 0062. Spiral, 1968 Collection: Gisela Colon, Los Angeles
Dodecagon, 1968 PTG 0063. Dodecagon, 1968 Private Collection
Bend III, 1968 PTG 0066. Bend III, 1968  Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Disk, 1968 PTG 0067. Disk, 1968 Private Collection
Turn (2/3), 1968 PTG 0068. Turn, (2/3), 1968 Chicago Art Institute
Backup, 1968 PTG 0069. Backup, 1968 Ronald Davis studio
Cone, 1968 PTG 0070. Cone, 1969 Unknown Collection
Roto, 1968 PTG 0071. Roto 1968 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Channel, 1968 PTG 0073. Channel, 1968 Unknown Collection
Double Ring, 1968 PTG 0074. Double Ring, 1968 Collection: Gisela Colon, Los Angeles
Spoke, 1969 PTG 0075. Spoke, 1968 Unknown Collection
Double Ringed Roto PTG 0077. Double Ringed Roto, 1968 Unknown Collection
Spindle, 1968 PTG 0078. Spindle, 1968 Ronald Davis studio
Double Brown, 1968 PTG 0079. Double Brown, 1968 Collection: Gisela Colon, Los Angeles
Five-Twelfths, 1968 PTG 0080. Five-Twelfths, 1968 Walraff-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
Lemon Yellow, 1968 PTG 0082. Lemon Yellow, 1968 Private Collection
Yellow Top, 1968 PTG 0084. Yellow Top, 1968 Unknown Collection
Red Top, 1968 PTG 0088. Red Top, 1968 Unknown Collection
Silver Top. 1969 PTG 0091. Silver Top, 1969 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
White Lid, 1969 PTG 0092. White Lid, 1969 Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
Zodiac, 1969 PTG 0096. Zodiac, 1969 Private Collection
Whole PTG 0097. Whole, 1969 Joe Helman Collection
Radial II, 1969 PTG 0098. Radial II, 1969 Private Collection
Black Tear, 1969 PTG 0100. Black Tear, 1969 R. A. Rowan Collection
Pacific Standard Time at the Getty, LA
October, 2011
Round, 1969 PTG 0102. Round, 1969 Unknown Collection
(Christies auction, Feb 2007)
Maltese, 1969 PTG 0103. Maltese, 1969 Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Fringe, 1969 PTG 0108. Fringe, 1969 Unknown Collection
Target, 1969 PTG 0111. Target, 1969 Unknown Collection
Half and Half, 1968 PTG 0112. Half and Half, 1969 Unknown Collection
Dual Level, 1969 PTG 0114. Dual Level, 1969 Private Collection
Strata, 1969 PTG 0116. Strata, 1969 Portland Art Museum
     
Dodecagan Catalog

Ronald Davis: Objects and Illusions
Catalog Essay by Barbara Rose,
for the BlumHelman LA Show, 1989

     
 

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