Lunaresque, 1955, oil on canvas, 34 x 44 in.
Faiers (1908 - 1985) was a Canadian by birth. After a short period in New York he moved to Memphis, TN and taught at the Memphis Academy of Art from 1952 - 1977.
The works in this exhibition span a three year period that saw Faiers focus on a clean cut abstraction that recalls Klee, Stuart Davis and early American Modernism.
All Modern Conveniences, 1955, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 in.
Allison Wells, 1955, oil on canvas, 26 x 34
Dawn, 1955, oil on canvas, 41.5 x 52 in.
Happy Hunting Grounds, 1953, oil on canvas, 21 x 36 in.
Happy New Year, 1954, oil on canvas, 24 x 34 in.
Plan of an Ancient Place, 1954, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 in.
Space Machine, 1955, oil on canvas, 67.5 x 46 in.
The Sacrifice, 1953, oil on canvas, 25 x 36 in.
Woodland Fantasy, 1956, oil on canvas, 40 x 32 in.
Ted Faiers, Flat Space: Paintings and Works on Paper 1953-56January 4 - 28, 2012
David Lusk Gallery
4540 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Read a review of the exhibition here.
*All images courtesy of the David Lusk Gallery website.
Images © David Lusk Gallery and the artist's estate.