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Asphalt Plant, Painted Post, N.Y.

20 3/16 x 27 15/16 in. (51.2 x 71 cm)

John C. Wenrich
American (1894 - 1970)

Object Type: Watercolor
Medium and Support: Watercolor
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1968.43
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John C. Wenrich managed to turn a painting of an asphalt plant into a compelling rumination on the dynamic between nature and machine. In a style that celebrates the precision and geometry of machines, the artist dwarfs the industrial complex with a massive hill as if to put the proper perspective on the relationship between technology and nature.

This asphalt plant in Painted Post, just north of Corning, NY, combined sand and stone with a binder under extremely high temperatures to produce blacktop, the material used to pave more than 95% of American roads.

[label text for Modern Icon: The Machine As Subject in American Art exhibition, February 3 – March 6, 2012]

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Artist's signature, lower right: John C. Wenrich

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