Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a plate?

What is a plate?

A plate is a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food can be served. A plate can also be used for ceremonial or decorative purposes. Most plates are circular, but they may be any shape, or made of any water-resistant material. Generally plates are raised round the edges, either by a curving up, or a wider lip or raised portion. Vessels with no lip, especially if they have a more rounded profile, are likely to be considered as bowls or dishes, as are very large vessels with a plate shape.

Artwork by Stephan Balkenhol
Dansaekhwa

This group of Korean paintings started in the mid-1970's. Sometimes called "Tansaekhwa" meaning "monochrome painting" in Korean, these artworks involved pushing paint, soaking the canvas, ripping the paper or some form of manipulation with painting materials.

Art Intervention

Art Intervention is art which is intended to interact with an existing situation, structure, artwork, audience, or institution. Interventions became popular in the 1960s, as artists sought to effect change in political and social contexts. Artist-in-residence programs were inspired by this art movement.

East Village Art

In 1981 Patti Aster opened the first art gallery in East Village. She helped launch the careers of several various artists and musicians. It all started out as a small gallery, but began to gain popularity and pop up more frequently, and eventually making East Village the starting point for other art movements such as Neo-Expressionism and Street Art. The Gallery closed in 1985 due to loss of interest.

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