I'm a fan of Sam Francis these days, something I could not say at the start of this process. His work often features cell-like segments stacked together, as if looking at a section of muscle under a microscope. These works are confronting an idea of abstraction vs. representation being an ideal of a time. If these paintings were created today, we would instantly come to the idea that they are representations of blow-ups, images of real things that were too small to see with the naked eye, and Red in Red may be read under those condition as a tumor impinging on musscle tissue. This is not that, at least I don't think so. It is an image created of cell of colour, forms stacked to form an all-over painting. It feels powerful when you take it in as a whole.
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.