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Xylor Jane (B. 1963)
Xylor Jane (B. 1963)

Scott Ross

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Xylor Jane (B. 1963)
Scott Ross
signed twice, titled and dated '"SCOTT ROSS" 2005 Xylor Jane XYLOR Jane' (on the reverse)
felt-tip pen on paper
30 1/8 x 22in. (76.5 x 56cm.)
Executed in 2005
Provenance
Canada Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, New York.
Anon. sale. Rago Arts and Auction Center, 12 November 2011, lot 728.
Private Collection, New York.

Lot Essay

‘Color is Jane's emotional key, and, not surprisingly, her use of it is both extremely controlled and utterly subjective. Rarely brushed, it is applied in single, unmodulated dots, sometimes as tiny as a millimeter in diameter. The daubs come in geometric clusters, and within those tiny clusters the color breaks down further into discrete rows, like bands in a rainbow or light refracted through a prism. Tracking the colors up close will give you a deep respect for obsessive mark-making-and more than a little eyestrain. From afar they yield pure optical pleasure of the sort that just doesn't translate in reproduction’ (S. Schmerler, ‘Xylor Jane’, in Art in America, 12 October 2012, www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/xylor-jane/).

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