Frances Stark is active/lives in California. Frances Stark is known for abstract, whimsical painting-conceptual.
Since the 1960s many American artists have incorporated text into their
work, but for Frances Stark language is not so much an aspect of her
production as it is an essential and symbiotic other half: her earliest
career intention was to become a writer, and she remains one as much as
she is a visual artist. "There is a fight in my work," she notes, but
this is a struggle that profits both sides. Her published writing,
ranging from quasi-autobiographical narrative musings to aphoristic
essays, is marked throughout by a keen visual acuity, while her art
presses language into service as medium and subject.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the recurrent motifs of Stark's work evoke
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