Rod Massey (American, b. 1949). Oil on panel painting titled "Between Houses, Spring" depicting two white homes, 2000. Likely depicting houses in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or one of the Twin Cities' suburbs. Signed, dated, and titled along the frame along the verso.
Provenance: Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Private Minnesota collection.
Massey was born in Minneapolis in 1949 and received his BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the Tanglewood/Boston University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work features everyday urban scenes and imbues them with a sense of buoyancy. Massey's main interests lie in unpacking the underlying character of daily objects, such as houses, highways, work trucks, fruits, etc. He argues that "While my art is rooted in traditional painting, my intent is to convey a deeper, more personal and contemporary insight into my environment. Distortions of perspective, space, color and light all define the regionalist nature of my personal vision and experience." His work is housed in numerous national collections including, but not limited to, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 3M Company, General Mills, and Target Corporation.Unframed; height: 10 in x width: 12 1/4 in. Framed; height: 15 in x width: 17 1/4 in.
The colors are bold and bright and the surface is stable. There are no cracks, losses, or restorations when inspected under UV light. Some soiling (paint) along the verso, likely original to the artistic process. Light wear to the frame.
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