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SPECULATION SERIES

I began working in the oval format in 2012 as an inquiry into the material potentiality of the oval marks in my paintings. The Speculation series began in 2016 as a subset of this work and is ongoing.

The title Speculation,  rooted in the Latin specere (to look), encompasses both facture, in the sense of speculation as risk, and reception, referencing conjecture or contemplation.

Scaled and oriented in relation to the human head, these silver and gray-scale oval panel paintings allude, however obliquely, to the human intimacy of mirrors and art historical portrait formats such as the cameo.

 

 

  • <em>Speculation No. 1</em><br />
		acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 1
    acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 1, acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • <em>Speculation No. 2</em><br />
		acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 2
    acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 2, acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • Speculation No. 3<em><br />
		acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 3
    acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 3, acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • <em>Speculation No. 4</em><br />
		iridescent acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 4
    iridescent acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 4, iridescent acrylic and micaceous iron oxide on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • <em>Speculation No. 5</em><br />
		iridescent acrylic and powdered stainless steel on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 5
    iridescent acrylic and powdered stainless steel on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 5, iridescent acrylic and powdered stainless steel on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • Speculation No. 6, micaceous iron oxide and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016 Speculation No. 6
    micaceous iron oxide and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
    Speculation No. 6, micaceous iron oxide and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2016
  • Speculation No. 7, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 7
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
    Speculation No. 7, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 8, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 8
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 9, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 9
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 10, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 10
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 11, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 11
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 12, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 12
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 13, acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 13
    acrylic and iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 14, iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017 Speculation No. 14
    iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2017
  • Speculation No. 15, iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018 Speculation No. 15
    iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018
  • Speculation No. 16, iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018 Speculation No. 16
    iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018
  • Speculation No. 17, iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018 Speculation No. 17
    iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018
  • Speculation No. 18, iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018 Speculation No. 18
    iridescent acrylic on plywood, 10 x 7.75 x 1", 2018




More images below

Speculation No. 18 (side view)
Speculation No. 18 (side view)

Speculation No. 17 (detail)
Speculation No. 17 (detail)

 

Speculation No. 16 (detail)
Speculation No. 16 (detail)


Please send an email to mary@buccimccoy.com if you are interested in seeing more side view and detail images.




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