This monochromatic black sculpture physically connects the walls on which paintings are installed and the floor on which sculptures often stand. In doing so, Quits unites the typically distinct spatial contexts in which paintings and sculptures are displayed. The work may possibly be interpreted as a series of canvases moving through three-dimensional space from the wall to the floor. Quits is equally sculpture and painting, demonstrating Snow’s investigation into the relationship between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.
Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947-1962
Michael Snow, Quits, 1960
Oil, wood, 240 x 40.8 x 92 cm, Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Gift of Michael Snow, Toronto, 2001 (2001/199). © Michael Snow, Photo © Art Gallery of Ontario.