I consider my work non-objective. Abstract is an abstraction of something, like a landscape. Abstraction means something is abstracted. It relates to something. Non-objective relates to nothing. It has no object…

The spiritual in my art is giving up control. My paintings are based on what I can do, and what I can do is not controlled. So I give up control, and that’s the spiritual aspect of the work—taking what comes and relinquishing control. Although they look very controlled, they’re really not, because it’s all poured paint. — Pat Steir

PAT STEIR—COLOR WHEEL—an immersive installation of thirty new large-scale paintings—is now on view at the Hirshhorn.


Through September 7.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C.

Pat Steir—Color Wheel, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, October 24, 2019–September 7, 2020. Individual painting photographs by Alex Munro; installation photograph by Lee Stalsworth. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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