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During the following decade, when abstract painting was still equated with the modernist dogma “less is more”, the artist employed increasingly complex and geometric internal structures in his studio works and his large-scale public commissions. The profuseness of visual elements, which has led critics to call Gilliam’s art “baroque”, imparts a dazzling and almost theatrical quality to the works and seems to reflect the dynamism of modern life. Yet the rich and energetic aspects of Gilliam’s work are typically counterbalanced by a sense of coherence and harmony. In fact, Gilliam’s art can best be described as seeming spontaneous and eccentric, while being predetermined and rigorous. Pantheon II is one of a series of multiple-plane collages referring to the Greek word “pantheon”, a place inhabited by gods. The rhythms of shapes, colors and textures in the series echo the harmonies, dissonances and counterpoints of musical composition. 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Her life is captured in her famous statement: “I am a woman from the cotton fields of the South. I was promoted to the washtub. I was promoted to the kitchen. I promoted myself to the business of hair . . . on my own ground.” “I used 3,840 fine-toothed pocket combs to assemble this image of Walker, based on a photo taken around the start of her career,” Clark commented recently. “Combs speak to Walker’s career as a pioneer of hair care. I also used them because they capture our national legacy of hair culture, and the gender and race politics of hair. As disposable objects, they parallel the low social status of African American women born in the late 1800s. But together, the thousands of combs become a monumental tapestry, signifying Walker’s magnitude and success despite her humble beginnings.”", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of Marilyn D. 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