Rod Massey (American, b. 1949). Oil on panel painting titled "Waiting Construction Equipment" depicting five large construction vehicles in an empty field. Likely depicting a scene in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or one of the Twin Cities' suburbs. Signed, dated, and titled along a label 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.Sight; height: 20 in x width: 30 in. Framed; height: 22 1/4 in x width: 32 1/4 in.
The colors are deep and bold. There are no visible tears or losses. The surface is stable. There are a few areas of soiling/scuffs throughout, in particular along the upper right quadrant, along the upper edge and along the right edge of the board. Also down the top edge of the upper left quadrant. There is wear to the frame. There are no signs of restoration under UV light.
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