Adolescent Shyness 1609-1961

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Collage and mixed media on masonite
DATE 1973-1975
DIMENSIONS 136.5cm x 112.4cm x 6.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.07
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A collage of printed clippings, drawings, and a photograph laid over a scientific drawing. A sphere formed out of filled black circles in the center within a circle border, with small images in the outer corners including faces, texts, graphs, and a drawing of a biological structure. This collage is a bridgework of Geuer’s shift began to move away from painting towards a more mixed media practice. This work explores philosophical theories absorbed by Geuer from the time he was a teenager.

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