Title of Work
Date of Work
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Art & Design Study Collection
Columbia Hall, Honors Department
Information provided by Zachary Miller:
Peggy Thurston Farrell (American)
Between the Layers, 1981
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations
University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Peggy Thurston Farrell studied art education at Carroll College in 1972 and later obtained a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has been showcased globally, throughout her career. Her current work has moved towards symbolism and three-dimensional presentations.
Between the Layers owes its origins to underground treasures and artifacts, which inspired the production of this work. Hard-edge painting and post-painterly abstraction are two artistic movements, originating in the 1950s and ending in the 1970s, that share similarities to Thurston Farrell’s work. These similarities are a consequence of the temporal relation of her 1981 Between the Layers silkscreen to artwork of the 1980s. Abstract art of that era was largely a combination of earlier abstract movements.
Part of a diptych, other half is missing.