Roy Lerner Acrylic Painting on Canvas "Full-Size-Soul"
Roy Lerner (American, b. 1954)
acrylic on canvas
inscribed to the verso; Full-Size-Soul/ 1996 Roy Lerner #9620
37′ × 57′
The Lucy Baker and Kenworth Moffett Collection of New New Group Painters
An acrylic painting on canvas wrapped board titled Full-Size-Soul by New New painter Roy Lerner, executed in 1996. A wave of glittering color smears across the canvas with wild acrylic paints in fanning motions. The colors and strokes placed precisely, some coming easier than others. The result is a mesmerizing display of active pigments.
Roy Lerner studied photography and art history at Northern Arizona University in 1972-73 and film-making at the New School in New York City in 1976. He received his B.A. in Visual Arts from Franconia College in New Hampshire in 1977. At Franconia, fellow painter Peter Bradley (American, b. 1940) introduced him to color field painter Kenneth Noland, and Anthony Caro, the English sculptor, whom Lerner served as an assistant in London for three months in 1976. Lener also attended the Triangle Workshop in Pine Plains, New York in 1984. Member of the New New Painters, a group of artists brought together by the first curator of modern and contemporary art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Kenworth Moffett in 1978.