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He Will Never Get It

60 x 54 in. (152.4 x 137.16 cm)

Marc Pally (1946 - ) Primary

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil, acrylic, graphite and varnish on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Harold and Loretta Gambill 2002 Revocable Trust
Accession Number: 2011.05


Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Permanent Collection, March 1, 2014 - August 24, 2014, New Wing, First floor, Gibson Family Gallery and Plaza Gallery, San José Museum of Art.

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Initial Public Offering: New Works from SJMA’s Permanent Collection (2014)

Marc Pally explores form and pictorial language in his abstract, mixed-media paintings. In He Will Never Get It (1987), chance interactions between the materials he employed affected the composition. For example, just below the center is a graphite drawing that Pally identified as an airplane. When he varnished the airplane, the graphite smeared and the lines of the drawing were blurred. This accident served to unite the foreground and background and call attention to areas in the composition where layered imagery seems to pull away from the pictorial plane. It is within these tensions that Pally thrives and finds his creative ambition.

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