Jay DeFeo (1929–1989) described her artistic process as “an exploration, an experimentation and a sheer love of material.” Her works combine a sophisticated mastery of media with sensuous delight in their physical properties and expressive potential. Join Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, the Whitney’s Associate Director for Conservation and Research, for an illuminating discussion on DeFeo’s methods of manipulating materials from oil and acrylic to gesso and particulate matter.
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Jay DeFeo, interview with Leela Elliott, October 1, 1986, cited in Moira Roth, ed., Connecting Conversations: Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists (Oakland, CA: Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, 1988), 46. © 2013 The Jay DeFeo Trust.