Breaking the Picture Plane
Ron Gorchov is most well-known for his paintings executed on shaped-canvases. Unlike his contemporary Frank Stella, Gorchov’s canvases curve both inward and along the edges, creating concave surfaces that swell outward, breaking the rectilinear plane. First created by hand in his studio using a jigsaw, Gorchov went on to contract the production of his stretchers in larger quantities. The present lot an etching of a plan for a custom stretcher with extensive hand-coloring in watercolor.