77AAA

Media - 1981.109.3 - SAAM-1981.109.3_1 - 6626
Copied Dennis Byng, 77A AA, 1977, cast acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection, 1981.109.3

Artwork Details

Title
77AAA
Artist
Date
1977
Dimensions
46 121813 in. (118.145.733.0 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
Mediums
Mediums Description
cast acrylic
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1981.109.3

Artwork Description

Dennis Byng uses techniques traditionally associated with manufacturing to create his acrylic and Lucite sculptures. The casting and laminating process demands technical precision in order to achieve such flawless shapes and colors. Byng initially worked on a small scale, as in Column with Orange, Blue, and Green Diagonals, and concentrated on enclosing slabs of color within clear boxes. (Untitled) and 77a AA represent a move toward larger forms and employ soft veils of color rather than geometric blocks.