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John Baker
"Shooting the Rapids", acrylic, collage, painting, figure, blues, auburn, red

2019

$3,200

About

John Baker’s “Shooting the Rapids” is an acrylic painting on canvas with collage 48.5 x 36 inches in rich blues with auburn and red counterpoints and highlights. The young woman’s mood of contemplative reverie contrasts with the pleased and excited feelings of the helmeted crew. Obviously relieved, they float in their white water raft in the calm pool below the woman’s abdomen after just having catapulted down the steeply plunging cataract of her blue sleeve. The painting is framed in a plain one half inch wood molding and is signed and dated on the reverse. John Baker is a widely exhibited painter based in Boston and New York whose solo exhibitions have been favorably reviewed in the Boston Globe (his paintings demonstrate that the human figure as a source of fresh ideas still endures), Art New England (Baker’s collages raise a bunch of interesting issues) and American Art Collector (John Baker’s wonderful and worthy project). A native of New York City, Baker was a pupil of Donald Judd for two years. The sculptor’s constructivist method remains an influence on Baker’s collage process, but Baker’s artistic results are more sensual and emotional as he adds the elements of subtle color harmony and reliance on impulse. Baker is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

Details

  • Creator
    John Baker (1944, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48.5 in. (123.19 cm)Width: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Baker_Shooting the Rapids1stDibs: LU50036043112

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    Ships From: Foxboro, MA
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