Roy De Forest
Return to St. Helena
1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite 
45 x 50 x 9 inches 
RDp 14 

Roy De Forest
Marking Time
1994
acrylic, mixed media on wood 
32 x 39 x 14 inches 
RDs 1 
 

Roy De Forest
Song of the Blackbird
1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite
39 x 50 x 9 inches
RDp33 
 

Roy De Forest
The Lion in the Jungle
1997
acrylic on canvas
48 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches
RDp16 

Roy De Forest
The Red Cross Dog Among the Rocks
1997
pastel, pencil, acrylic on paper and wood
32 x 39 1/2 inches
RDd26 
 

Roy De Forest
Luck of the Red Cross Dog
1997
pastel, pencil, acrylic on paper and wood
34 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches
RDd27 
 

Roy De Forest
Lair of the Mysterious Hatbird
1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite
56 x 49 x 9 inches
RDp13 
 

Press Release

New Constructions
 
Oct 15 - Nov 15, 1997

Roy De Forest: New Constructions will be on view at the George Adams Gallery from Wednesday, October 15th through Saturday, November 15th. This exhibition, the artist's first in New York since 1993, features seven new constructed paintings and works on paper. There is a strong emphasis on color, surface texture and dimension not only in the heavily impastoed surfaces, but in the carved forms mounted directly onto the canvasses and frames. 

In this most recent group of works, all completed in 1997, DeForest continues to depict fantasy landscapes populated with horses, dogs, birds and hermits. Invigorated by the use of unorthodox materials, however, these new works mark a return to the three-dimensional painting format he began in the late 1970s. In Song of the Blackbird, for example, a black crow is sculpted out of foamcore laminated with masonite, while in Return to St. Helena, a carved  terrier is covered with neon-bright puff paint. Other works in the exhibition, similarly handled, are In Transit,  and In the Lair of the Mythic Catbird.


Exhibition Checklist

1. Song of the Blackbird, 1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite
39 x 50 x 9 inches 

2. Return to Saint Helena, 1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite
45 x 50 x 9 inches

3. Lair of the Mysterious Hatbird, 1997
acrylic, mixed media on masonite
56 x 49 x 9 inches

4. Marking Time, 1994
acrylic, mixed media on wood
32 x 39 x 14 inches

5. Luck of the Red Cross Dog, 1997
pastel, pencil, acrylic on paper and wood
34 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches

6. The Red Cross Dog Among the Rocks, 1997
pastel, pencil, acrylic on paper and wood
32 x 39 1/2 inches

7. The Lion in the Jungle, 1997
acrylic on canvas
48 1/4 x 48 1/4 inches